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With some surplus bogie wagons becoming available ,I have found other uses for them,

The first one is 30001 which has been converted to a winch wagon consisting of two winches at either end for the lifting of old rails, the winches can be posed as can be seen in the following photos,

Here we see a Sunday morning operation where C class locomotive 225 has arrived alongside the permanent way gang hauling the winch wagon and the 30 ton brake van,

When the gang have dismantled the track panel, the winch wagon is called for to dispose of the old rails.:tumbsup:

 

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22 hours ago, Midland Man said:

May I ask how do you have such amazing stock so detailed? Love the brake van.

I suppose I am quite fortunate to be in a position to have access to the real trains, so I can see up close what is required on the model versions,

Thank you MM :tumbsup:

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On 5/10/2020 at 1:32 PM, Midland Man said:

May I ask how do you have such amazing stock so detailed? Love the brake van.

Yes, that brake van looks great. Wish mine came out that well.

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A short video clip of C 201 class 225 arriving alongside the permanent way gang with the winch truck and 30t brake van.

 

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Love the second and third pics. Make you feel like you're at Tara street waiting for a RPSI special.

stay safe

MM

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Lovely stuff Noel. Always nice to see the 2600 out and about. 

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12 minutes ago, JasonB said:

Lovely stuff Noel. Always nice to see the 2600 out and about. 

Many thanks Jason..:tumbsup:

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With the real retro liveried 071 class locomotives 071 & 073 being allocated to work Tara mines trains over the last week, it was time to recreate the scene on Tara junction,

073 is seen here exiting from the Lakeview freight yard and traversing the crossovers with the empty Tara mines train while en route to Tara mines,

 

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A delayed departure from the mines due to loading issues, retro 071 is seen here returning the laden Tara mines train to Lakeview freight yard just before midnight.

  

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Another elusive wagon that can be see from time to time on the Irish rail network is the bogie carrying 42' wagon,

I first saw the real wagon parked on a siding in Ballina having been included in the consist of a liner train from North wall, the wagon would have originated from the wagon works in Limerick.

The reason for the wagon being in Ballina was that a few days previous a bogie timber wagon developed a fault with two of its bogies while en route to Ballina from Waterford and needed replacement bogies, the work was done in Ballina freight yard by jacking up one end of the timber wagon and removing then replacing the bogies at both ends,

As I have some surplus MIR bogie wagons I decided to construct the frame and to fit it to the wagon, I loaded four spare ''new'' bogies and the wagon was worked to the MPD by locomotive 083,

I recently found a photograph I had taken of the wagon which I have included for comparison purposes, :tumbsup:

 

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Mr Burns Saying Excellent GIFs | Tenor

Don t worry the will not be a power plant built by him at Tara junction. Great stock by the way

MM

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Tara Junction. Always the go to place for an elusive wagon.  

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Friday afternoon freight sees the 14:00 Platin-Cork bogie bulk cement hauled by locomotive 201 pass through Tara junction station earlier.

 

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The bogie bulks look great Noel, a definite favourite of mine. I haven't always been a fan of the 201 class, but I've found myself watching more and more footage of them lately. That combination looks well together.  

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Anyone fancy a pint of Guinness?

Locomotive 187 is seen here coupled to the liner which is made up of two MX 20' wagons with 270 barrels of Guinness on board and some two axle bulk cement wagons, The bulk cement wagons will be dropped off at Tullamore while the Guinness wagons will be left in Athlone with 187 returning light engine to the MPD.

 

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The Park royal branch train set simultaneously arrives at the platform hauled by 184+190 as 187 passes with the Guinness/bulk cement liner as the night time scene descends and the lights come on over Tara junction.

 

 

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