Irish Weedsprayer Campaign 2012

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Csalem

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Hi all,
The weedsprayer campaign for 2012 commenced this week, which when completed should have covered most of the Irish Rail network. Today it was down in Cork, covering the east Cork lines and I popped down to see some of the action. Due to the lack of run-round facilities at both Cobh and Midleton, two 071s were required to haul the set. I managed to get shots of it at Glounthaune and Midleton, with 073 and 080 the locomotives in use. Also included in the shots are some 2600s, the hybrid 26/27 set and a four piece 2800 visiting Cork.

Pictures here:
http://smu.gs/J1M3rK

Enjoy!
 
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Is that a yellow converted BR Mk1 coach in the centre of the weedkiller train?
 

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Is that a yellow converted BR Mk1 coach in the centre of the weedkiller train?

That is former "BR Van" No. 3187 which was a Steam Generating Van for use with Steam Heated Stock, in latter years the Cravens Coaches. 19 vehicles were converted in 1972 at BREL Derby from surplus BSK & BCK stock.

This vehicle suffered a engine room fire in Cork and was withdrawn, it was then refurbished for use in the new weedspraying train.

Some pictures of BR Vans in their Passenger Days:

Preserved 3185 (RPSI):
http://smu.gs/IyySzH
http://smu.gs/IyyVLU

Preserved 3189 (D&CDR):
http://smu.gs/J9fAjs
http://smu.gs/IyztBm - in IE service.

3173
http://smu.gs/J9fMiM

3178:
http://smu.gs/J9go81

3183:
http://smu.gs/J9gz38

3188:
http://smu.gs/J9g8pv

The Wanderer.
 

Csalem

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Hi all,
Today the weedsprayer operated from Portlaoise to Dundalk, via North Wall in Dublin. I managed to get a shot of 073 and the set passing through Balbriggan this lunchtime:
http://smu.gs/JOQJlm

Enjoy!
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073 and weedsprayer returned through Balbriggan this morning operating from Platin to Bray:
http://smu.gs/Kc8GdV
 
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