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Nice find. Interesting the way the brake pipe goes around the outside of the wagon. Makes me think the vacuum brakes were a retrofit.

 

It also raised another point for me, I have plenty great books for looking up locomotives and coaches but not much on wagons, they just seem to be a small add-on to some books. Locomotives and Rolling stock of Coras Iompair Eireann and Northern Ireland by Oliver Doyle and Stephen Hirsch has some good info regarding running numbers but not much else. Are the any good books for referencing Irish freight stock?

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Nice find. Interesting the way the brake pipe goes around the outside of the wagon. Makes me think the vacuum brakes were a retrofit.

 

It also raised another point for me, I have plenty great books for looking up locomotives and coaches but not much on wagons, they just seem to be a small add-on to some books. Locomotives and Rolling stock of Coras Iompair Eireann and Northern Ireland by Oliver Doyle and Stephen Hirsch has some good info regarding running numbers but not much else. Are the any good books for referencing Irish freight stock?

 

Good question! :tumbsup:

But sadly, I don't think any such book exists. Let's hope someone proves me wrong....... :confused:

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found this beautiful wagon in a siding off the depot in portlaoise....anyone got any info on it? looks like its for the cutters torch:(

 

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Another great find HF,

The wagon is described as a"machinery truck"in an old CIE working timetable,

It has a capacity of 20 tonnes and weighs 12 tonnes,

There is a photo of one on page 22 of"Rails through the West" on the River Fergus bridge in Ennis.

CIE had six of these machinery trucks,no's 23957 to 23962.

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thanks gordon-same little bugger! now we know what type of ceane to look for:rolleyes:....mind you, that one dosent look to have been used in a while! there is a more modern crane shown on repair work on the fergus bridge near ennis in the book called 'rails through the west' which would suit the modern era. love to put it up here but copyright and all that .............maybe jhb171achil can help here! ( if i ask nicely!!!)

 

anthony-good link there -thanks

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Wrenn produced a Lowmac back in the day

Item W4652 in brown or W4652A in Grey

Can be picked up on flea bay for around €15

Metal wheels and tri ang type couplings

 

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dave, this might interest you! arrived this morning....look at the price!

 

 

any info on this?

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could well have been, but i was banished from mullingar to portlaoise when i was 18,the cinema there was called the Hibernian...never got there much as we were always on the lakes! was only in the colosseum once and that was before it was burned down. ah yes.....'an officer and a gentleman' was the film. back row with.........nough said!:rolleyes:

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I did not realise CIE had such a wagon until I saw on in Rails Throught The West. I have an old Airfix one but the JCB has long gone. Must dig it out some time, put metal wheels on it and see how it runs.

 

Found my original Airfix Low Loader model and part of an Esso Oil Tanker. I’ll not tell you how old they are but are probably older than lots on members on this site.

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The kit came in a yellow colour and you can see where I used some pollyfiller underneath to provide some weight.

 

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I would like to strip it back and paint it in more authentic colours (and hopefully a better job than using Airfix paints and brush) but building the layout is taking all my time at the moment.

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A few of these wagons have cropped up from time to time in the past few years. They seem to have been employed mostly by the S&T department in more recent times to carry a tracked crane when signals were being installed or removed. The formation of such trains was usually one well wagon sandwiched by a pair of bogie flats.

 

I wonder if this is the same one that was last seen in a corner of Waterford yard? Another two were last seen in North Wall just before it was rationalised, but presumably the scrapman got to them...

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lads, in talking to one of the authors of the book 'rails through the west'....(.none other than our own jhb171 achill)... he has kindly given me permission to put up that pic of the lowloader carring the crane at the fergus bridge -many thanks john, im sure the lads appreciate it!

 

 

now that would ne a great scene on any layout!:tumbsup:

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