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2 minutes ago, DJ Dangerous said:

 

A batch of them arrived in Las Canarias yesterday, too.

Presumably via Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!

😂

I once tried to catch a train for Puerto Mogan to Claremorris but the only arrival that day was a yellow submarine! :) 

10 minutes ago, ttc0169 said:

New arrivals via Dublin Port...ready to load on the next liner departure. 
 

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Nice Volvo Trucks too. 

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A project I have been working on over the last few week has finally been finished, I decided to scratch build a model of the Irish rail inspection car 722 using photos I took of the real vehicle

A consignment of RAWIE buffer stops arrived at the Tara junction permanent way depot  from China via the UK courtesy of IRM and Accurascale here are a few photos of their arrival and one being unloade

With the welcome increase in container liner business traffic, the Lakeview freight yard welcomed its extra liner train last night, consisting of BELL & B&I lines containers, Here we see

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Late night shunting at Lakeview freight yard,CIE 121 class locomotives have shunted four bogie wagons into position for loading-out of sight B131 is shunting two axle bulk cement wagons to the rear of the liner ready for the 23:00 departure to Sligo. 
 

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134+124 hauling the relay/panel train returning from the worksite are looped at Tara junction station to allow a following train overtake.  
 

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The passengers on board the branch set enjoy the comforts of the Park Royal coaches which are being hauled by 130+133 in a recreation of the Ballina branch set of the early 1990s. 
 

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Welcome on board-A recent driver training run on locomotive 129 sees 130+133 follow us while hauling the branch passenger train which is formed by two Park Royal coaches and an ex BR GSV. 

 

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1 hour ago, ttc0169 said:

Welcome on board-A recent driver training run on locomotive 129 sees 130+133 follow us while hauling the branch passenger train which is formed by two Park Royal coaches and an ex BR GSV. 

 

Superb!!!!!!

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Excellent and enjoyable as ever Noel. There is so much going on that sometimes the eye gets taken away from the actual train that is running to see what else is happening.

Rich,

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15 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

Were some of your Bubble chassis donated by selfless orange Bubbles?

No-the orange set of bubbles are part of another set. 

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1 hour ago, DJ Dangerous said:

How come some of your white / ivory Bubbles have light grey chassis like the Orange ones?

They got a dusting of weathering powder.....👍

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Early morning at the Lakeview servicing point we see locomotives 148 and 127 in for fuelling and examination,

This deport provides the motive power for the nearby freight yard-so it is kept busy all day....

 

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I never tire of seeing wonderful scenes like this from Tara Junction. Love the three double header consists, those baby GMs are so versatile they can do everything in consist from heavy freight to mainline passenger rail, expresses, and in singles local branch trains, routes to smaller towns like Galway, Waterford, and shunting, pilot duties and light goods trains. 

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With the increase in the container business at the Lakeview freight yard, an investment has been made in an additional  reach-stacker which arrived at the freight yard earlier,

After unloading it was immediately put to work alongside the existing reach stacker....

Thank you to gentleman Ray of Die-cast models 4u shop in Galway for supplying the model-along with many others,

Well worth a visit-when lockdown is lifted  

 

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:25 PM, ttc0169 said:

Both upper and lower levels are connected by a single track-no room for a helix/

Are Lakeview and Riverside on the lower level, with Tara Junction and the bus depot on the upper level?

Any chance, some day, of a cab-ride around one level, then down the connection and around the other level?

The last driver training video was fabulous!

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15 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

Are Lakeview and Riverside on the lower level, with Tara Junction and the bus depot on the upper level?

Any chance, some day, of a cab-ride around one level, then down the connection and around the other level?

The last driver training video was fabulous!

Riverside is on the lower level with everything else up top....

Yes anything is possible....I’ll put the wheels in motion....😜😜

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1 minute ago, ttc0169 said:

Riverside is on the lower level with everything else up top....

Yes anything is possible....I’ll put the wheels in motion....😜😜

Excellent, I can't wait!!!

How do you film the cab view?

A GoPro stuck to an IRM 42' Flat?

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On 29/3/2021 at 4:02 PM, DJ Dangerous said:

Excellent, I can't wait!!!

How do you film the cab view?

A GoPro stuck to an IRM 42' Flat?

Forward facing cameras are being fitted to a few locomotives....😜😜

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On 19/3/2021 at 9:01 AM, ttc0169 said:

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Love the lighting in the pit. Brings the scene to life, and highlights all of those little details that would probably be missed otherwise. 

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Some early morning photos of the MPD at Tara junction,with various types of locomotives under going servicing and on standby. 
126 has arrived with the weekly oil train transfer. 
 

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On 22/4/2012 at 8:10 PM, ttc0169 said:

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That sure was a quick nine years....Tara junction has certainly evolved through that time from a learning curve with DCC to the present day and the purchase of an ESU lokprogrammer to add even more variety to the sound chipped locomotives....Thank you to everyone that has commented on the layout during that time and to IRM and Murphy models for the fantastic models ....it has been an interesting journey   👍👍

 

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