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Hi lads - can anyone give a bit of info on this wagon and what was it originally used for ?  Sorry I cant get a better picture of it.

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Smuggling migrants from Mullingar to Port Laoise.

 

I did see a discussion about it somewhere a few weeks ago, but I can't remember the outcome, hopefully somebody else was paying more attention.

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I think this was one of the prototype  high cacpacity beet wagons, cannot find it in books to hand so it might have got a mention in a video or magazine , pretty certain it was a one off but no idea of number. IIRC also built on a container flat.   

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

Smuggling migrants from Mullingar to Port Laoise.

Ah Jaysus Jim - the journey was bad enough without rerouting them to Dublin or Athlone back then before getting here!!!:rolleyes:

 

 

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I have seen it in 2 or 3 videos of the beet trains going back to 2004/05 but there was only ever one in the rake, so more than likely it was the same wagon in all footage. As Robert has suggested above a one off. 

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1 hour ago, Robert Shrives said:

I think this was one of the prototype  high cacpacity beet wagons, cannot find it in books to hand so it might have got a mention in a video or magazine , pretty certain it was a one off but no idea of number. IIRC also built on a container flat.   

That is my recollection of what I heard, but I did need to hear confirmation from someone else.

I think I saw it in a video discussion.

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Dark Blue number 27504 (Might be a digit in front of that!).

It features in the extra bit added on to the latest version of the Markle video "Irish Rail Archive Volume 6 SUGAR BEET UPDATED" This covers 1984 to 2005 with plenty of A Class coverage and also views inside the Beet unloader at Mallow and on top of the loading gantry at Wellington Bridge.

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On 11/30/2018 at 9:05 AM, Irishswissernie said:

It features in the extra bit added on to the latest version of the Markle video "Irish Rail Archive Volume 6 SUGAR BEET UPDATED"

Having just watched this video I can say that it is highly recommended! Screenshot from the video:

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