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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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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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True, the only difference being that  stops had to be requested at a Halt iirc. Hopefully you don't need to hitch a ride from the approaching train. A lot of platform looks almost enough for a 12 car set as I cannot see the near side. Tweets don't seem to universally support it (even longer journey times)

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