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Seeing these pics I was inspired to recreate the scene on my own work in progress layout. I took these last time I was home 2 weeks ago and then forgot my camera when I went back to work. There is no

Would have been working from home .........  

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Large Eire sign in Dalkey.

 

One of many found around Ireland during the really dry spell back in 2018.  Die back of vegetation due to drought highlighted these signs which date back to the "emergency".  Their purpose was to provide a guide to flyers who may be "temporarily unaware of their location" particularly returning from atlantic escort duties, or to dissuade errant Luftwaffe bombing missions. 

Quite impressive from the air & clearly visible (on good days anyway!)

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One of the most interesting aspects of Eire’s rather odd neutrality. There was, strictly speaking, no need to make the signs distinct from one another by numbering them. All that was required was the national name to discourage overflight. 

If you had a chart with the numbers on them, as the RAF did, it wouldn’t simply tell you that you were over Eire, but also exactly where over Eire you were.....

DeV and Churchill’s public spat in 1945 concealed a great deal of subtle co-operation.

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On 1/5/2021 at 8:04 PM, Broithe said:

Further events as part of the weekend of yellow festivities are occurring.

 

 

Looks like they are using code 75 for the new track sections. :) Interesting to see wooden sleepers too on the non-point sections.

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7 hours ago, Broithe said:

For those who like to record livery variations.

 

Rumour has it that it may have something to do with a Disney film..?

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This bridge, close to Junction 3 on the M8, is known as The Woodenbridge - the decking being made from old sleepers.

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There are three steel beams, one at each side and one central - with a steel chequer plate on the road bed, to reduce abrasion of the wood and provide a bit of grip in wet weather.

The road across the bridge has a 3 tonne weight limit indicated at each end,

 

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