April Wanderings

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Thewanderer

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Evening folks,

Two updates to the website today.

The main update features the RPSI "Dublin Riveria" Specials from Connolly to Greystones. After recent maintenance work carried out at Connolly Locomotive Shed, 461 was in what can only be described as flying form. The run back from Greystones to Connolly on the 1st trip was a great performance from both locomotive and crew on the footplate.

Once again a massive thanks to all the RPSI volunteers and Iarnrod Eireann Staff for making days out like this possible.

Click http://smu.gs/1SvPZmk to view.

The 2nd update features the general odds and sods around the Dublin area today, plus a very early morning bus move from Laois to Dublin due to the lack of early trains into Heuston on a Sunday (first arrival being 1042).
Locations visited today include:
- Drumcondra to photograph the 0725 Athlone - North Wall IWT Liner with 083. This liner left Ballina on Saturday afternoon and was stabled overnight at Athlone.
- Connolly. Last week of 22000 Class operation to Belfast. Plus the 3rd refurbished Enterprise set (9003) was photographed.
- Grand Canal Dock to view the ongoing remodelling works to allow platform 2 to become a terminating platform.
- Heuston.
- Inchicore which includes (8)208 coupled to a Shale Wagon.

Click http://smu.gs/1PPGcFG to view.










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Evening folks,

A few pictures from the past few days:

- Clonkeen to see 2817 + 2818 heading ety. from Limerick to Galway.
- Templemore
- A passing shot of Inchicore showing 216, which is in a temporary light green livery prior to be repainted fully for the Belmond Grand Hibernian.
- Heuston.

Click http://smu.gs/1RYpXuu to view,


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Some early morning action this morning with a 0545 Athlone - North Wall IWT Liner and De-Dietrich set 9002 + loco 206 going 0730 Inchicore - Connolly prior to taking over the 5ICR diagram on the Belfast route from tomorrow.

Click http://smu.gs/1Ng03y4 to view.


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Evening all,

Pictures from day 1 of the IRRS 071 Class 40th Anniversary Tour from Dublin to Killarney via Nenagh, Limerick and Cork.
Click http://smu.gs/1qEGg6D to view.

Pictures from day 2 will follow on Tuesday night. One of the downsides of a two day tour. Your knackered and have double the amount of images to process! But it was still a great weekend.

Full Credit must go to the IRRS Program Officer Shane Roberts for organising another successful tour and if the past several years are anything to go by, the 2017 tour will just be as interesting.
Also we cannot forget the RPSI and IE staff involved in the operation of the tour and to making it such a great weekend.




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Evening all,

Part two of the IRRS tour photos have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/1qOqkze

On the Sunday the tour operated from Killarney - Tralee - Killarney - Mallow - Limerick Jct. - Waterford - Kilkenny - Kildare - Connolly.

Once again timekeeping was A1 and the weather gave us four seasons in one day!

Click this link http://smu.gs/1T27oFS if you want to view from gallery from the start.

Full Credit must go to the IRRS Program Officer Shane Roberts for organising another successful tour and if the past several years are anything to go by, the 2017 tour will just be as interesting.
Also we cannot forget the RPSI and IE staff involved in the operation of the tour and to making it such a great weekend.








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Morning all,

The final part of the weekend photos have now been uploaded to the April gallery featuring:

Saturday
- 0545 Athlone - North Wall IWT Liner.
- 0730 Inchicore - Connolly De-Dietrich "Enterprise" Transfer.
- Connolly
- Inchicore includes views of repainted 231 and the Tara Mines bound Shale wagon.
- Cork Station with two stabled MKIV Sets due to the special timetable in operation on Saturday.
- Mallow

Sunday:
- Waterford showing the yard alterations.
- The highlight of Sunday was the working of 5ICR 22037 to Rosslare Europort on Sunday afternoon, the first visit of this subfleet south of the Dublin area. The set had been in Connolly for the "Enterprise" services and this work finished on the Saturday night with the introduction of the 3rd refurbished De-Dietrich set from Connolly on the Sunday morning. As the train was required for a private charter by Railtours Ireland on Tuesday from Sandymount to Belfast GVS the set was to remain at Drogheda Depot until this happened. The opportunity was taken to allocate it to the 1345 Connolly - Rosslare Europort / 1740 Rosslare Europort - Connolly / 2115 Connolly - Drogheda Ety. on the Sunday to work it back to Drogheda the long way around.

- Tuesday:
After the 2020 Cork - Heuston failed at Limerick Jct. on Monday night, 2809 + 2810 went forward to Heuston as the replacement train and was stabled there overnight. They were pictured shortly before departure for Ballina empty to take up the Branch services.

All the images can be viewed at http://smu.gs/1SeNx9z





 
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Thewanderer

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Evening all,

A round up of photos from the past week have now been uploaded to the website and include:

- The former station site at Banagher which is now the town park and a base for boat hire companies on the River Shannon (Carrickcraft and Silverline).
- Athlone with views of the IWT Liner crossing the Shannon Bridge.
- Limerick.
- Portarlington.
- Inchicore viewed from a passing train with 228 and 231 on view.
- Heuston.

Click http://smu.gs/20YbMJz to view.




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Evening all,

A round up of images from the past few days. Click http://smu.gs/1YQOYcU to view them all.

Saturday 24th April 2016:
A few images from Portlaoise.

Sunday 24th April 2016:
I was in Dublin today for the Kerry-Dublin Division 1 League Final at Croke Park. Before the match I got pictures in and around Dublin featuring:
- The Liffey Odyssey a Canoe tour down the River Liffey.
- LUAS Cross City Work.
- Tara Street.
- Connolly.
- Drumcondra.
- Views of the Railway from the lofty heights of Croke Park.
Also check out http://smu.gs/1NMOfno to see images of the G.A.A. 1916 commemoration event: Laochra.

Monday 25th April:
A ramble to the North East of the Country today with images from:
- Navan.
- Drogheda.
- Gormanstown.
- Sallins (iron Bridge). Due to be renewed this coming weekend.
- Curragh.
- Monasterevin.
- Portarlington.








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Morning folks,

A quick trip to the Belfast area today on board the "Enterprise" plus some trips around the Dublin DART network.
Images from:
- Connolly.
- Drogheda.
- Dundalk.
- Belfasr Central.
- Whiteabbey.
- York Road.
- Bangor.
- Laytown.
- Clontarf Road.
- Howth.
- North Wall.

Click http://smu.gs/1XWHAN5 to view.




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Morning all,

The latest update to the website contains:

Thursday 27th April 2016:
Inchicore visit for the CME Golden Spanners

Friday 29th April 2016:
Another very busy day with photos from the length and breadth of Ireland!
The first part of the day consisted of a visit to Navan for the Tara Mines trains to Drogheda, then back to Kildare for a trip to Mallow, via Heuston.

Click http://smu.gs/21lbpIY to view.

 
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