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Further meanderings in July 1978.

Pairs of 121s seemed to be the main power on the “Principal Line” that summer. Views of Ballymote, Kilfree Junction and Ballysodare are from the cab of 133, leading 127. The train was a mixture of Cravens and laminates, about six bogies plus a van if I remember correctly.

The GSWR van has a small “flying snail” still. 

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Just got up off the floor from looking at the last batch of pics
Downpatrick I think

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Isn’t that Cahir ? Fantastic pics though. This is the CIE I remember ...

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Carrick-on-Suir, ITG.

611 & 617 are now at Downpatrick, though, but they’re owned by the ITG.

The third G on the DCDR is 613, a long-time Loughrea regular. She’s been out of traffic for some years and is privately owned by a DCDR member.

So, four out of the seven “G61X”s have survived! The only case, presumably, of the majority of an Irish loco class surviving! (I don’t count “one-offs” here).

Or maybe someone can correct this?

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Certainly beats the J15 survival rate! What’s the ratio for the CSE steam shunters and the BnM Barclays? Think it’s 100% for the latter, but it was a tiny class.

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36 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Carrick-on-Suir, ITG.

611 & 617 are now at Downpatrick, though, but they’re owned by the ITG.

The third G on the DCDR is 613, a long-time Loughrea regular. She’s been out of traffic for some years and is privately owned by a DCDR member.

So, four out of the seven “G61X”s have survived! The only case, presumably, of the majority of an Irish loco class surviving! (I don’t count “one-offs” here).

Or maybe someone can correct this?

All the B Na M steam fleet survived, 1 albeit in heavily rebuilt form.

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2 hours ago, Galteemore said:

Certainly beats the J15 survival rate! What’s the ratio for the CSE steam shunters and the BnM Barclays? Think it’s 100% for the latter, but it was a tiny class.

CSE engines - two survive at Downpatrick, though three almost did. But originally there were nine, built 1934/5. Three each at Tuam, Mallow & Thurles. To confuse, instead of numbering them 1-9, each factory had its own 1/3!

So you had Thurles No. 1, Tuam No. 1, Mallow No. 1, and so on.

I always thought a model of one would be nice, but what sort of chassis and motor to use?

Downpatrick has Mallow’s No. 1 and Thurles No. 3 - or maybe it’s the other way round!

Carlow had a strange vertical-boilered yoke and the very temperamental diesel now at Whitehead.

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Bashing a Fleischmann Anna around might produce something that might pass muster in a badly lit room....

 

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Indeed it is, hence my caveats!! Simple plasticard tank extensions would give the right outline but it would really only look half passable stuck at the back of a layout.

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Considering the lengths folk have gone to bash other models to shape, am guessing that would be a breeze.

 Note to self: instead of watching endless repeats on TV, must fire up the laptop and have a good scroll through recent posts. There have been some absolute gems recently.

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On 3/17/2020 at 9:57 AM, jhb171achill said:

Carrick-on-Suir, ITG.

611 & 617 are now at Downpatrick, though, but they’re owned by the ITG.

The third G on the DCDR is 613, a long-time Loughrea regular. She’s been out of traffic for some years and is privately owned by a DCDR member.

So, four out of the seven “G61X”s have survived! The only case, presumably, of the majority of an Irish loco class surviving! (I don’t count “one-offs” here).

Or maybe someone can correct this?

G615 survives, kindof

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Hi JHB

Hated the pics of little diseasles, of course, but there were bits of PalVans - much nicer.

Can you send me copies to my e-mail, as I'm just about to innundate the  manufacturer of my wagons.

Thanks

Leslie

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2 hours ago, leslie10646 said:

Hi JHB

Hated the pics of little diseasles, of course, but there were bits of PalVans - much nicer.

Can you send me copies to my e-mail, as I'm just about to innundate the  manufacturer of my wagons.

Thanks

Leslie

Yes, I'll fish out a few tomorrow.

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