Irish Shots - June 2016

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hurricanemk1c

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Good evening all,

Control Car 4007 failed at Cork prior to departing with the 1220 Cork - Heuston. It was initially thought that the loco was at fault (232) so was swapped with Cork standby loco 231. However the fault was later traced to the Control Car. As a result, the stock off the 1000 ex Heuston was used for the 1220 Cork - Heuston (departed around 30-40 late), and the 1320 was started from Limerick Junction using the local set there.

I popped down to Portlaoise to see this and a couple of other workings. As always, click on the photos to view them full size









Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/sets/72157668871821741

Regards,
Kieran
 
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hurricanemk1c

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Evening all,

A quick double update from me, featuring the weekend so far. As always, click on any of the photos for them full size with descriptions

A few from Stradbally, Co. Laois whilst volunteering there. We successfully moved the tool van out of the way, allowing LM167 to be moved under her own power in preparation for the final move onto the running line / shed. Plus my first proper drive around!







All shots here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157667191346234

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Saturday saw the continuation of the Ballast Cleaning programme, this time on the Down line between Mileposts 48 and 50 (Portarlington - Portlaoise). As per normal, Single Line Working was in use between those two stations and with the worksite a nice walk away I went up. Shame about the rain







All shots here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157669418467351

Regards,
Kieran
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Afternoon all,

A few shots from Ratheven again, this time out for the "Emerald Isle Explorer" special.







Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157667254200404

Regards,
Kieran
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Evening all,

A few shots from today at Stradbally, where we were operating for 2 groups as a private charter. Both groups seemed happy. As there was a considerable time between the two groups, some more work was undertaken on the stored stock and as a result ESB Number 4 'Ellie' moved a considerable distance with rolling wheels, the first time the wheels have fully rotated since 1994. Click on on any of the photos below to view them full size









Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157669532357931

Regards,
Kieran
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Evening all,

A double update from me tonight

Shots from Thursday at Portarlington from an attempt to see 216 (see The Wanderer's post elsewhere on this forum). I managed to miss it by 5 minutes due to poor traffic around Portlaoise town. At least there was 3 071's in at the time ;)





Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/sets/72157670139039466

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And shots from Saturday. Due to the replacement of points MW579 just north of Mallow station, Cork line services were terminating at Charleville, with the result of crossing at Portlaoise. To make things more interesting, both of the Enterprise spare Raccoons were out and about, and luckily managed to cross at Portlaoise during the day









Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157670139039526

Regards,
Kieran
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Morning all,

A few shots from yesterday's double excitement

In the afternoon there was 216 in the unfinished Belomnd livery (the green is an undercoat to protect the bodywork whilst trials are going on). Having missed it by 5 minutes on Thursday, I was there in plenty of time for it on Monday!





In the evening there was the 2045 North Wall - Ballina 27 wagon (54TEU) liner trial (as seen elsewhere on the forum). It was a great sight to see and hopefully will continue, even though it is likely to result in less liner photos overall!









Album link with video - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157670250066216

Regards,
Kieran
 
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