Jump to content

Ireland as she used to be.

Rate this topic


Horsetan
 Share

Recommended Posts

Stumbled across a huuuuuuge collection of colour photos on Flickr, posted by the intriguingly-named "MajorCalloway". Amongst them are a small, but significant number of railway photos, including a gloomy platform shot inside Kingsbridge Station, circa 1961. Also this one at Dun Laoghaire.

 

They are mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, but there are some late '50s pics in there as well.

 

Click here to view the album

 

Kindly note that I accept no responsibility for wallowing in nostalgia :ROFL:

Edited by Horsetan
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow - that collection is quite something and a really valuable resource for modellers in terms of incidental details and colour. We have vehicle number plates, a lovely range of prototypes, lots of ideas for buildings, plus loads of info on the colours of peoples clothes at that time.

Also brings back memories of my first visit to Ireland, one of the many minor highlights was being stuck in a traffic jam in Nenagh - it was market day. The vehicle in front was a cattle lorry and its passengers had clearly been feasting on spring grass.. The steady stream of liquid manure coming out the back of the lorry was slowly filling up the gutter, much to the consternation of the two housewives who had just scrubbed their bit of that pavement!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...
An amazing collection. Is it just me or are the steam locos actually black rather than grey?

 

Late GSWR / all GSR - all grey, except the three 800 class. CIE - same, but passenger / Dublin suburban locos largely lined green after about 1949/50, and a handful (but not that many) repainted in black from the mid 50's to the end of steam. A grey loco very quickly started to look blackish if "cleaned" with oily rags, or rarely cleaned!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use