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I came across some interesting photos of GNR railcars whilst trawling through the O'Dea collection for pics of AEC units, so I thought I'd post them here.

 

Railcar C1: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304552

 

C1 at Redhills, Co Cavan, 1959: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304785

 

C1 with luggage trailer at Inniskeen, 1959: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304436

 

Driver and friend, presumably in the cab of C1, 1959: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304437

 

A couple of driver's eye view photos, presumably on board C1, at various locations in 1959:

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304646

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304649

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304647

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304648

 

Railcar A1 crossing Ballybay Bridge, 1959: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000304779

 

Articulated set at Amiens Street, 1958: Amien St (Connolly)Dublin May.1958 P.Sapte

 

Articulated set at Howth: cb  Howth_Railcar_G_arriving

 

Articulated set in UTA colours at Newry, 1963: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307100

 

Former GNR BUT set on Enterprise duty in 1966: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306832

 

 

And a curious one... it appears to be railcar A and it either has its body chopped down for use on the lifting train or it's being scrapped on-site. It's in UTA colours and the location is given as Kilmessan, Co Meath, which surely can't be right, can it?

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306977

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And a curious one... it appears to be railcar A and it either has its body chopped down for use on the lifting train or it's being scrapped on-site. It's in UTA colours and the location is given as Kilmessan, Co Meath, which surely can't be right, can it?

 

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306977

 

Yes it is correct. Railcar A suffered damage during shunting in 1963 at one end, and was sold to a contractor who removed the bodywork from the damaged end, fitted lifting gear and winches and used it for dismantling the Clonsilla Jct to Navan line. It was also used by the same contractor to dismantle 'The Derry Road' in 1966.

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Yes it is correct. Railcar A suffered damage during shunting in 1963 at one end, and was sold to a contractor who removed the bodywork from the damaged end, fitted lifting gear and winches and used it for dismantling the Clonsilla Jct to Navan line. It was also used by the same contractor to dismantle 'The Derry Road' in 1966.

 

Mystery solved; thanks!

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