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Where's this one? looks like a Private siding. Probably 1991. I have a hunch its Foynes Oil Siding Can anyone confirm?

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More video's uploaded. Limerick Junction June 2005 in 5 parts so far: Part 1 is  https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/46738009052/in/dateposted/ Parts 2 to 5 are also uploaded.

I think the scenario was that a 201 Class or Mk 3 set had failed in Cork and it was decided to swop over 202 on a down Liner with 190+ 134 on an up mt cement so that the 202 could return to Dublin and switch to a passenger diagram. As the Baby GM's couldn't take the same train load as a 201 class; 2 wagons were removed to the sidings where they were added to a following Limerick/Cork combined LIner.

My video technique wasn't so good in those days and its a bit "over-active", copied from Digital 8 Tape.

 

Ernie

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Fantastic footage Ernie. Seeing 190 & 134 with the Bubbles almost brought tears to my eyes :x 

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23 hours ago, Irishswissernie said:

Where's this one? looks like a Private siding. Probably 1991. I have a hunch its Foynes Oil Siding Can anyone confirm?

Thanks Ernie

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Could it be the Beet factory sidings outside Mallow on the Kerry road?

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No I don't think so, no loop on running line at Mallow and I am pretty sure that is an Oil storage tank in the distance.

Ernie

Later: I have found a photo by HC Casserley, 23 April 1955 which has the grey concrete gate post on it so I am pretty sure that it is Foynes Oil sidings.

 

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On 1/18/2019 at 1:40 PM, Irishswissernie said:

Where's this one? looks like a Private siding. Probably 1991. I have a hunch its Foynes Oil Siding Can anyone confirm?

Thanks Ernie

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Looks very like the siding at Foynes that 191 is sitting on.

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I have added a few more excerpts from my Irish video taken 2000 to 2005. AS well as including them in the various Flickr photographic albums; I have also added them to a new Irish Video Flickr album.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157706536575014

This should make it easier for those of you wishing to just watch the video's.

 

Ernie

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1 hour ago, Irishswissernie said:

I have added a few more video's including 166 picking up loaded fuel tanks on Alexandra Road and also a busy sequence at Cherryville in October 2004 featuring 4 different freights seen in an hour.

At :  https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157706536575014

 

Ernie

 

Thanks for posting. Some very interesting movements especially at Limerick junction.  Quality was quite good for the film format used. 

1 hour ago, Irishswissernie said:

I have added a few more video's including 166 picking up loaded fuel tanks on Alexandra Road and also a busy sequence at Cherryville in October 2004 featuring 4 different freights seen in an hour.

At :  https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157706536575014

 

Ernie

 

 

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Brilliant,  great shots there.   Such a great era, we had everything!

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166 and the Oil Wagons.. I don't think it gets much better than this. Pure filth, and the sound of that GM engine :drool:

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There are now 27 Irish videos from 2000-2005 uploaded. All are in this album https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157706536575014 as well as the individual 'Location' albums.

 

The UK videos which are either 1998 to 2005 origin or modern 4K (2017 onwards) also have their own album https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157678764785058  21 videos so far; the early content is mainly Cornwall freight 1998 -2000

Not getting much modelling done with pratting about with these old tapes but am resisting the temptation to start on the 200 hours plus of Swiss tapes 1998-2009!

Ernie

 

 

 

 

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Ernie,

Thanks for finding time to do this huge task - hopefully a break from modelling !  Just enjoyed a couple of vids from Limerick junction.  I guess you have just finished looking at Tara wagons!

 

Robert

 

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The quality of the video's has turned out a bit better than I thought but still nowhere near as good as the 4k stuff I'm now doing. Unfortunately the Handycams I used between 2009 and 2016 although 'handy' in that you could keep them in your pocket have proved to be a bit of a disaster although this could be because of the quality of the 4K material colouring my judgment slightly. I am now taking time out to re-visit some of the preserved railways to film them in 4K; Keighley & Worth Valley and Severn Valley Gala's in March for a start.

Actually doing a bit of modelling at the moment, constructing a long girder bridge to hide the exit at the left hand end of Glengarriff.

Some interesting negs/slides arrived and hopefully more in pipeline , this one for starters!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/32215264837/in/dateposted-public/

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Courtmacsherry, ARGADEEN 1939

ERnie

 

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Thanks for posting, these are fabulous to have and watch. If only there was more 1960s and 1970s film/video footage (eg like Joe St Ledgers fab clips).

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29 minutes ago, Irishswissernie said:

North & East Wall video uploaded today in 5  x 3 minute parts from June 2001 featuring  223 assembling a Cork liner which includes some fertiliser wagons, loads of containers. First section is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/47174803542/in/dateposted-public/

A few more photos also uploaded.

Ernie

Interesting scenes. Especially liked the craven set in the far background moving on the elevated track section. Some of the tippex baby GMs were not that dirty.

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Some interesting shunting practices for the time, like letting the small rake of flats free roll back into the dump sidings after an uncoupled push. 

Even today locos shunting in the yard push through points to set them if they are no already.

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Bubbles bubbles toil and trouble.......

Didn't know where to post this and hope to dig some more up over the next few days.

 

 

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Eeek! Wow - Underneath those cement bubble wagons really does look like the underside detail of the IRM wagons. Knew one day that superb hidden detail would see the bright light of day eventually. 

Wonder what caused what happened? The track ahead looks well buckled suggesting heavy braking of a heavyily laden train immediately prior to the derailment. Will Tara Junction be the first layout to model this scene? :) 

 

Ps they definitely look 21mm gauge 

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Rumour has it that some of the wagons were buried at the site as the cement had hardened

Any more info?

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On 2/27/2019 at 11:02 AM, Noel said:

Interesting scenes. Especially liked the craven set in the far background moving on the elevated track section. Some of the tippex baby GMs were not that dirty.

Could be wrong, but they look like Mk2's to me Noel. 

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Should anyone be trying to watch the Video's on Flickr they won't play for a few days (although the thumbnail is visible) . Flickr are up-dating and altering the upload to 10 minutes over the next few days as part of the improved Pro version.

Ernie

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Posted (edited)

First! Flickr videos are now playing again.

 

Second , I am working through the latest  acquisitions . Here are a few I am stuck on, they may be North Kerry judging by other  views although there are also others identified on the Bandon, Loughrea, Ballaghadareen and Clara lines.

186 on the special  is September 68

Thanks

PS The first one I think is Patrickswell . The tanks on the back are from Foynes I think. PPS Pretty sure the 3rd one down is Ballinrobe. PPPS 4th one with 139 I think is on the Kenmare branch, it may even be at Kenmare. I have added a further view (5th one) which looks like the same train at Kenmare.

ERnie

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Fab photos, thanks for posting. 186 looks so different in Grubby black unlined ( or possibly grey with a lot of dirt)

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On 2/28/2019 at 12:50 AM, WRENNEIRE said:

Bubbles bubbles toil and trouble.......

Didn't know where to post this and hope to dig some more up over the next few days.

 

 

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something i can model,, it looks very like my layout after the kids ....

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Ernie

You've set a good puzzle here with your post of 22 March. Just to prove that I'm Irish, I'll try and identify them in reverse order!

The last photo of the five (J15 139)  is definitely Kenmare, looking from the end of the line - the signal cabin at the far end with the little hut in front is the giveaway. It appears in a photo by the late Lance King with No.133.

The other photo of 139 is almost certainly at one of the stations on the Kenmare branch, but which one?

The third photo of an ex MGWR L(m?) Class 0-6-0 is NOT at Loughrea (which has a similar building), or Ballaghdareen, or Ballina, or Edenderry  - all of which had very different station buildings - which, I think, leaves Ballinrobe?

So, find my copy of The Baronial Lines and Hey Presto - several photos which show that distinctive station building behind the train, which has just arrived from Claremorris. The small building on the right of the photo in the distance is the signal box.

Now, the photo of No.186 in 1968 - that was a puzzle as in those days I did every RPSI tour - but I didn't remember her going down the Cork line - which is where I thought this photo was taken. The answer is that this is the IRRS special, hauled by 186 on 29.9.68 when she ran Kingsbridge to Kilkenny.

Believe it or not, she was deputising for 184 which was still on CIE's books, and had been used in the making of Darlin' Lily that year, but simply was in no condition to pull a train! She had to wait for her full restoration for the making of The First Great Train Robbery before she could do that (and how!).

Can't help much further than that - I can't match the station building in the background with any station on the main line (the tour stopped at Sallins and Kildare), so it may be down the Carlow line? From Lance King's notebooks, I see that he took photos at Athy (not there), Mageney, Carlow, Muine Bheag, Gowran, on the way to Kilkenny; Milford and Carlow Beet siding on the return. I'm sure Mr Beaumont will have the answer!

Finally - the photo of No.161 certainly looks like Patrickswell - there's a photo of the restored station building on the Net and it looks exactly like the building in the photo.

Heavens - that's two hours gone - but an enjoyable bit of ferreting - I have six books open beside me now!

Great collection, Ernie - keep spending money buying them!

Leslie

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The unidentified photo of 186 is at Geashill on the Portarlington - Athlone line and the location ties in with other slides of the same date. Train is the RPSI 'St Ciaran Railtour 14/15 September 1968

Many thanks for the comments.

Ernie

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