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    Good evening all,

    I ventured out both yesterday and today in increasing snow to get photos of the operations. Yesterday (Wednesday) was the result of college being cancelled whilst travelling to college (great forward planning!), whilst today's venture out was to see the last few days before the shut-down. Click on any of the photos below to view them full size

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157693210237874

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    I rather like the snowy 229 at Portlaoise - a very nice shot :smile:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Evening all,

    March has been particularly quiet for me, with college and other commitments resulting in the camera remaining in the bag for a considerable period of time. However, a cancelled lecture resulting in an 1100 finish on a sunny day gave me the opportunity to have a roam around. As always, click on any of the photos to view them full size

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157691766693262

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Like the shot of 073 in Orange/Black in the first batch there, very nice. :)
     
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    Some very nice shots! :)

    What's the handsome little loco in the third shot can I ask?
     
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    It's a Ruston 48DL with a Lister HR6 engine in it. It used to work about 10-15 miles from Stradbally in Portarlington as part of the ESB power station there. It is the workhorse of the railway (and nice to drive!)
     
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    Looks nice to drive! :D
     
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    Good afternoon all,

    I've been very slack in updating forums recently, with a combination of college, volunteering and work getting in the way of putting anything down describing photos. So, here's a May update, featuring:

    -Dublin Heuston
    -Stradbally Diesel Day
    -RPSI International tour arriving into Dublin Connolly
    -Retro 071 in Kildare
    -A trip along the Luas Green Line to Brides Glen
    -Heuston in the evening

    Click on any of the photos to view them full size with descriptions, or the album link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157666962768707

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    Kieran
     
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    Good morning all,

    A few photos from the first week or so in June, featuring the following:

    -Stradbally Running Days
    -Spray Train in Connolly
    -Lansdowne Road
    -Pearse
    -Heuston
    -Connolly
    -O'Connell Street
    Click on the photos below to view them full size, or https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157697807791245

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    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good evening all,

    A selection of photos from this week, mainly taken on lunch breaks. Scenes include:

    -Dublin's Talbot Bridge and Rosie Hackett Bridge
    -Dublin Heuston, Tara Street and Connolly stations
    -Inchicore
    -Hazelhatch and Celbridge

    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157696366819421

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    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good evening all,

    Yesterday (21 June 2018), four oil wagons and a barrier wagon were moved from Heuston Guinness Sidings to Inchicore for further storage. Although initially scheduled for 0915, the transfer actually ran at 1145. Always a fun wait! However it did show how busy Heuston is in the morning - something that even I had not realised despite commuting through the station.

    As always, click on the photos below to view them full size, or the album here -https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157670365570328

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    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good evening all,

    On Saturday 7 July 2018 I ventured north to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's main engineering and museum base at Whitehead for a look around, since I had never visited before. It wasn't all play as a little bit of work was completed (with thanks to Philip for arranging that chance!), along with a detailed tour around the workshops. Of particular interest was the first of what would be called "modern" railcars - underfloor engines powering the bogie next to it!

    As always, click on the photo to view it full size with detailed descriptions in many cases

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/sets/72157668919464107

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good morning all,

    After a busy period for me, I'm starting to catch up with photos taken at the beginning of the month. The majority of the shots are from Connolly, with one from Heuston. Highlights include the use of ICR's on the Enterprise, an Inspection Car passing through and a pair on non-CAWS fitted C3K's. Click on the photos below to view them full size

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    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good evening all,

    One of the busiest days in recent transport history was Sunday 26 August, with the Papal Visit and final mass in the Phoenix Park. Although the expected 500,000 did not turn up, a respectable figure was still transported by rail-based transport, with several interesting features, including:
    -8x29000 to M3 Parkway
    -10 minute DART and Connolly-Clonsilla service (diverging into a 20 minute service to Maynooth and M3 Parkway)
    -Use of the Luas Racecourse stop for the first time

    Click on the photo below to view all the photos from the day, and well done to all involved. The few issues that became apparent were well handled. It is estimated that 10,000 passengers passed through Navan Road Parkway with little delay in 90 minutes following the mass

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157670694689937/with/43630227324/

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good morning all,

    A few more from the East Midlands and Staffordshire now, with two days:

    A selection around Nottingham, with trams on Old Market Square and a 56 and pair of 50's at Nottingham Eastcroft depot

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    I took a spin out to Crewe via the rail replacement services from Derby to Tutbury. A quick out-and-back but useful all the same

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/sets/72157700367812354

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Good evening all,

    It's been a while since I've updated here, so I'll jump back in with November thus far. As always, click on any of the photos below. Highlights include:

    -RPSI Wooden Bodied Carriage Move
    -TRV 700 being hauled from Boyle to North Wall
    -PWD movements through Connolly
    -First partially-refurbished ICR in traffic

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    Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157703598927405

    Regards,
    Kieran
     
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    Thanks for the photos - I quite like the new 'slate grey' livery on the 071's, it seems to suit them - and the red painted handbrake wheel is a nice touch.
     
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