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It may have been posted before but I found an interesting video from Tom Tuohy on YouTube. It seems to show ECS mk2d's being taken in a short train of older stock. I can't quite make the loco out.

 

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1 hour ago, murphaph said:

It may have been posted before but I found an interesting video from Tom Tuohy on YouTube. It seems to show ECS mk2d's being taken in a short train of older stock. I can't quite make the loco out.

 

Looks like a black and tan livery 141/181. Yes interesting to see a few mk2 coaches tagged on at the end of the formation. Wonder how that worked (ie mix of vacuum braking and air braking stock in the rake)? The two mk2 were downstream of the Mk1 GSV. Might just have been repositioning

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That video shows 2 barrows that seem like they would be a home on many station platforms.  Does anyone do a model of that or would there be a market in volumes similar to a buffer stop?

Just thinking out loud.

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The mk2d's were also vacuum braked. Only the second hand mk2a's etc. acquired used in '89 or thereabouts were air braked. The original AC stock delivered from BREL was vacuum braked though. 

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The Mk 2s will be locked off and unavailable to passengers. Yes, vacuum braked but corridor connections between the Mk 2s and the older stock (BR vans / Cravens / Laminates / Bredins / Park Royals) were impossible.

The loco is a 141 in black'n'tan, so the pic must be taken circa 1973/4/5. Not before '72.

The train is the through Dublin - Limerick, carrying mail too, and is composed of typical stock of the time (Mk 2s excepted). The genny van will be noted as being absolutely filthy. This was commonplace with these and with the various types of 4 and 6-wheeled "tin vans" - but passenger-carrying stock was always kept pretty clean except from memory on Cork - Cobh locals!

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2 hours ago, Billycan said:

That video shows 2 barrows that seem like they would be a home on many station platforms.  Does anyone do a model of that or would there be a market in volumes similar to a buffer stop?

Just thinking out loud.

Good thinking; yes, both two-wheeled and four-wheeled versions of this were commonplace on all passenger platforms from the late 1960s (replacing older platform barrows) to the 1980s.

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The Nenagh Line was treated a Main Line with through Dublin-Limerick passenger and goods trains routed by Nenagh until the line was downgraded to branch line status and all through trains routed by Limerick Junction during the early 80s

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