jhb171achill Posted February 29, 2016 Share Posted February 29, 2016 The RPSI managed, very creditably, to get four of these from traffic with CIE in the mid 70s, when they were among the last in use. Thanks to scumbags, vandals and the associated dregs of society and walking filth who delight in wrecking things, three were destroyed by fire. (If I describe such people in detail I will be forever banned by the mods!)... One remains with the heritage set in Dublin. Among all the RPSI's carriages, it is one of the most historic, and would have worked with "Maedb". Whitehead annual Open Day, I think 1978. The carriages are painted maroon, and having been stored outside are weathered genuinely to what they might have been when awaiting repaint in GSR days. The lining is authentic for GSR, as far as it goes, but there should also be a single thin yellow line just above window level, and another just below the cantrail, as well as GSR numerals and crests. The suburban one - last survivor and now burnt...1333. When initially built, they had no gangways as they were intended for DSER suburban services. Incidentally, the last time I travelled in a "Bredin" was in summer 1976, on a train pack to the doors with teenagers going to the Kerry Gaeltacht.....! I don't remember seeing any in traffic after that, though there were possibly two still useable at Heuston... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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