Come Fly with 233

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  1. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Today a very unusual operation took place in the car park at Dublin Connolly Station. Earlier this week 233 experienced an axle problem on an evening Enterprise departure from Connolly. This issue required attention at Inchicore Works on the other side of Dublin City but the loco could not travel by rail.

    Therefore, this morning 233 was lifted off the rails in Connolly Yard and lowered onto a low-loader in the station's car park. It will travel by road through the centre of Dublin to the works, in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

    This is a very unusual manoeuvre in Ireland and pictures from this morning's lift are now online at the following link:
    http://transportsceneireland.smugmu...-233-Crane/19872202_CvpWNW#1563392467_5Sj67fs

    Enjoy!
     
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  3. I T S

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    thanks for sharing then gen
     
  4. GM078

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    Excellent pics Csalem. Didn't know there were any Irish owned vehicles capable of carrying a 201, when the ITG and RPSI have moved rolling stock they have normally hired Allelys in from the UK. It will make for an interesting site turning up the lane off Tyrconnell road towards the Works.
     
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    lovely stuff Csalem!
     
  6. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Part 2 of the 233 saga took place today. Logically it was assumed that the move was to take place in the early hours of the morning to avoid traffic chaos. But this is Ireland and logic does not always apply. The move actually took place just before noon today and I managed to get some shots of it as it left the car park and turned onto the North Quays in Dublin:
    http://transportsceneireland.smugmu...-233-Crane/19872202_CvpWNW#1565097043_TMgFKmX

    Also managed some other shots which include 209 on the IWT and Irish Rail's secret train, the Multi Purpose Vehicle which was performing a test run today from North Wall to Carrick-on-Shannon:
    http://transportsceneireland.smugmu...ember-2011/19890860_KXg7R6#1565117923_bBNwJn3

    Enjoy!
     
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    Nice pics, interesting to see her return to the place she was unloaded over a decade and a half ago.
     
  8. Csalem

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    Thanks. 233 is becoming a bit of a legend. I'm told it was the loco that brought most of the Enterprise stock from the dockside to Inchicore works 15 years ago. It was the first loco on a passenger train to visit Docklands Station on an ITG tour. It spent a long time going around with no silencer. It spent a long time in Enterprise livery before taking up duties on the Enterprise. And now it has done this. :)
     
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