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Hello All,

 

First post in some time on the forum!

 

I got a few of the excellent C-Rail containers for my Christmas present, including the 40ft Fyffes Bananas reefer: http://www.c-rail-intermodal.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=103

 

I've done some googling and have found out that these used to come into Belview on a special Banana boat:banana::banana::banana::banana:, but these seem to have ended around 2007/8. Does anyone know if they are still in use and do they still come into Ireland?

 

My current thinking is to use it on a model of a Dublin-Waterford Liner with some CPWs:trains::trains:

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Welcome on board Mogul! Here's a link from 2010:

 

This service is still very much alive, with containers transported by road to Dublin. If you drive the M9 when a ship is docked you'll pass a reefer lorry about every 5 minutes, when you start looking. Over the past couple of years, the Fyffes branded containers seem to have disappeared and TAL containers are the norm. This is based on what I have seen in the yards of the Dublin based distributors (Fyffes, Keelings, Total Produce etc.)

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This service is still very much alive, with containers transported by road to Dublin. If you drive the M9 when a ship is docked you'll pass a reefer lorry about every 5 minutes, when you start looking.

 

Which of course goes to prove that there is no need for a rail freight container service between Waterford and Dublin, even if only on an occasional basis!

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thank you all for the replies!

 

I read that Maersk started carrying the Fyffes traffic into Ringaskiddy in 2009, but does anyone know if the Bananas are now carried in Maersk containers or do the Fyffes ones still show up from time to time?

 

Looking at a few of the images in google images, it looks like the Fyffes logo might be a big square decal applied to side of the container, maybe the transfers got worn off over time?

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It seems not, there was no rail service from Waterford to Dublin during the time the Fyffes ship called to Waterford, and the contract switched to Maersk around 2012..

The only reefers in the C-rail range that travelled by rail are:

20ft CMA, regularly on IWT

https://www.c-rail-intermodal.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=101

40ft Maersk, on Cork-Dublin liner 

https://www.c-rail-intermodal.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=214

40ft Safmarine, rarely on IWT

https://www.c-rail-intermodal.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=197

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, murphaph said:

Thanks a lot Mogul. I may have to invoke rule number one for reefers from an Irish company then!

Not sure what you mean by rule one..
 

But as a suggested above, apply a bit of modeller's licence and they are ideal for a Waterford originating flow

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