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  1. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    A little update from yesterday. Firstly a visit to Drogheda to see the fourth DART set to visit there, 81/8321. Then a short journey south to Gormanston to see the evening rush, with 29000s, 2800s and the Enterprise. To conclude is the evening Tara, a train I've wanted to photograph for a long time now.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1721662.html
     
  2. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Two updates today.

    1) The last three days were spent in London, mostly for college stuff, but time was found to photograph trains. Some underground trains at Turnham Green, Willesden Junction, Queen's Park and other places including some shots of a set of the 'old' Victoria stock at South Ealing being used to test the signalling equipment for the 'new' stock.

    Also an unrefurbised 442 at Victoria, 378s at Willesden, 321 in London Midland colours, 66 dragging 90s and intermodals through South Tottenham and Harringay, 66719 with an unusual combination, and trains at Hayes and Harlington:

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1729984.html

    Second update from Balbriggan (Ireland) showing a two piece 2600 on an ECS to Drogheda, the Enterprise, and the fifth DART set to visit Drogheda (81/8322) being hauled back south to Dublin by 29025:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_344.html

    Enjoy!
     
  3. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Seventh trip today to Kildare though I didn't stay as long as I usually do. Highlights include shots of two Mark 3 sets in action in post-Mark 3 era, operating specials from Cork for the U2 concert, 071s on the Norfolks and the nine piece Rotem set out and about again today.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1730502.html
     
  4. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    A late start in work yesterday allowed me to my usual lunch time snapping in Balbriggan, except this time I did it in the station. Usual mix of DMUs (with one claiming to be going to Clonnydonnin, a place that is not on the northern line, and has no station at it anyway!), 8208 on the Enterprise, and 072 in its gleaming new coat of Black/Silver on the Tara.
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_348.html

    Part two of the update is the luckiest shot I have ever taken. I was sitting on my train, going into work when we pulled into Rush and Lusk station when a flash of green passed me. Grabbed the camera hopped out of the train, got the shot below and jumped back on baord to continue on into Dublin. The shot shows two German DARTs being dragged to Drogheda for wheel turning!
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p59927358.html

    Enjoy!
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    Edit to add: Travelled to Drogheda twice today. First to get the DART sets, which are 20 & 32, and then to get 226 which went to Drogheda today. Shots also include 072 and 074 on the Taras.
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1721662_39.html
     
  5. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Spent yesterday across the water. Took some shots in Gatwick (before we were told that is not allowed), Hove and Brighton, including the Volks Electric Railway. Shots include (many, many, many) 377s, of the Southern, FCC, and Southern on loan to FCC variety, 171s, 158s, 319s and 442s.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1736057.html

    P.S. I know the dates are wrong on them and they will be fixed later. :)
     
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    Hi all,
    Have now uploaded two days worth of photos. Shots from Sunday were taken in Drogheda and show DMUs, 072, 074 and 226, along with steam loco No. 4 on the RPSI Steam Enterprise charter. Shots from Monday show a photographic survey of the new Luas line through the Docklands.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1734755.html
     
  9. Csalem

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    Hi all

    Two updates today. First, August's visit to Kildare. Highlights include four 071s in action - 2 on the Norfolks, 1 on a ballast and 1 on a driver run - also 22037 on the 12:00 to Cork and this is my first monthly visit to Kildare where no Mark 3s turned up.

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1740436.html

    Second shows some shots taken around Connolly yesterday and today, and newly repainted 076 on the Tara in Balbriggan:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1734755_55.html

    Enjoy!
     
  10. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Broke the habit of a lifetime today and went out to photograph the first day of something. But it was a good news story with a new freight flow from North Wall in Dublin to Ballina in Mayo. Alas I didn't go that far and went to Drumcondra, the first station the train passes through on the way from North Wall, near to the GAA stadium, Croke Park. Then I dashed back to Dublin Connolly to witness 144 hauling DART 81/8333 to Inchicore. Also in the mix is a 2800 set which is unsure of where it is going, the usual DARTs, 29000s, 22000s and 8208 which completes the representation of all three types of GM locos in operation on the railways of Ireland today.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1734755_67.html
     
  11. Csalem

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    Hi all,

    Yesterday lunchtime I popped out to Clontarf Road briefly to photograph the Enterprise, a Drogheda bound Commuter service and the Tara pass. The usual I thought, little realising the significance of the shots. Just over five hours later reports came in of the viaduct over the estuary at Malahide having collapsed. Thankfully no one was injured, but it appears that the Northern line could be two distinct entities for a number of weeks!

    Pictures of the trains at Clontarf Road are here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1734755_99.html

    And pictures of the Malahide collapse, taken just after 06:00 this morning start here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p60431811.html

    Normally I would say enjoy here, but I am facing a few weeks of bus travel and therefore probably a drop in my rail photography. :(
     
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    I think you should change that to a number of months! 3 months being quoted.

    So as IE is facing a drop in passengers numbers on the Northern Line, Rail Scene Ireland is going to suffer from a lack of hits?
     
  13. Csalem

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    With the line shut down RSI maybe joining it.
     
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    Hi all, I'm back!!!

    Considering recent events have cut me off from the railway network and as a result I haven't photographed a train in three weeks I decided to do my monthly visit to Kildare today. So the following shots are the result of my seven hours there, and a 05:20 departure from home!

    Highlights include 8208 and the Enterprise set at Heuston, and then at Inchicore Works, 076 on the empty timber, 081 on the Norfolk liner, 073 on the IWT liner, 175 hauling a dead 087 to Inchicore, 207 on a Mark 3 set, 219 on a Mark 3 set, 086 passing through LE, and the usual mix of Rotem railcars and Mark 4 sets.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1755658.html
     
  16. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Did a little trip by train to Drogheda today. Highlights include, 072 (cut off from the rest of its family), 209 & 9001 on the Enterprise, including spending some time in the yard at Drogheda DMU Depot and shots of most of the DMUs trapped north of Malahide.

    Also some shots of the work taking place at Balbriggan which will forever change the station building.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1753773_9.html
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    Hi all,
    Today the Irish Railway Record Society organised a special outing to the recently reopened Midleton branch in Cork, and then onto Cobh. Pictures from that trip are now up at the link below. Highlights include stored Mark 3s at Heuston, including 6105, stored oil wagons. pictures from the two stations on the Midleton Branch, including two trains together at Midleton and two Mark 4 sets side by side at Heuston.

    There are also some shots of a nautical theme thrown in for good measure. They include the recently delivered 'Julia' of the Fastnet Line and ships of the Irish and French naval services.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1760307.html
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    Hi all,
    Yesterday was my tenth trip to Kildare and really shows the modern face of IE in the post Mark 3 era. Apart from the Mark 4s and 22000s, highlights include 086 on the IWT, bubble car 2751 on a transfer to Limerick, Enterprise locos 207 and 230 on Mark 4 sets to Cork, the 10:00 to Cork making an unscheduled stop and three different 29000s on local services. Apart from that, the collection ends with a few different views of Kildare from what I normally offer.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1762902.html
     
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  18. Csalem

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    Hi folks,
    In some delightful rain I popped down to North Wall yard in Dublin today to photograph the three Mark 3 sets withdrawn there, and by all accounts will soon meet their maker.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887.html
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    Hi all,
    Another damp update from today. Highlights include the fourth Mark 3 set in store at North Wall, 080 and the IWT at North Wall and emerging from the Phoenix Park tunnel at Heuston, new Luas trams 5003/5005 in service and Red Line set 3011 on the Green Line and a hint of steam to conclude.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887.html
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    Hi all,
    Now for something a little different. The last few days in Dublin was 'Open House Weekend' which had a number of buildings open to the public. One of them was Liberty Hall, the tallest building in the city centre. This allowed the opportunity to photograph some familiar railway landmarks from a different perspective.

    Also included in the selection below is the demolition of Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoighre which was once a railway terminus.

    Thanks to Redstar for the shots.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887_23.html
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    Hi all,
    Small update today. First up, three shots taken from Croke Park stadium showing Drumcondra station and the railway line. Thanks to Redstar again. Next up orange 084 and black/silver 081 in North Wall yard with a ballast and the IWT along with some shots from Grand Canal Dock.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887_31.html
     
  19. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Took a little trip on the Dublin - Limerick - Waterford - Dublin loop today. Shots up below. Sadly a lot of the interesting stuff had to be taken through windows. Shots include two 141s, three 071s including two out of three of the orange ones (078 and 087), the two bubble DMUs 2751/53 and the few Mark 3s left in Waterford.

    Also for the first time on Rail Scene Ireland, some close up shots of the pocket wagons. These were IE's last major investment in railfreight and had a very short operational life.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887_50.html

    P.S. Some birds also feature!
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    Hi all,
    Made my first visit to the scene of the Malahide viaduct collapse today. However it seemed like a timely visit since Iarnroid Eireann announced this weekend the line is reopening on November 16th. Pictures show the present state of work, which has seen the piers rebuilt and the top deck restored.

    Pictures start here and continue on:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p61776493.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Eleventh visit to Kildare today and it's fair to say the weather was a bit wet. Highlights include Enterprise locos 207 and 230 on Mark 4 sets on the Cork run, 220 passing through light engine, three liner trains: 079 and 082 on the Norfolk, 075 on the IWT and the usual mix of Rotems. Collection concludes with steam loco 186 behind Connolly station, along with 144 and another rarely photographed wagon.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1774561.html
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    Hi all,
    A few shots from around Drogheda today showing the track work on the Navan branch, 206 on an Enterprise set, and DMUs around the depot, including 2614 in original Commuter livery.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1764887_103.html
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    Hi all,
    Spent the last two days in London (baby!) for research purposes but did find time for some photography. Underground trains from Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, and Piccadilly feature in one form or another, as do 313s and 378s. Also making a brief appearance is a 66 and the Mark 3 rake at Willesden.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1776996.html

    Also this non-railway picture managed to sneak in. Don't know how...
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p61941820.html
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    Hi all,
    Today is a good news story! Three months ago I took this shot of 072 hauling the Tara north. It was the last time it crossed Malahide viaduct before the collapse just over four hours later:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p60431615.html

    Today I took this shot of 072 hauling the Tara south through Balbriggan towards Malahide for tests in connection with the new viaduct that has been completed over Malahide estuary:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62059585.html

    I also took this shot of 8208 and Enterprise set 9002 heading north through Balbriggan. It's three month stay in Dublin is over, and was the first Enterprise set, if not train, to cross Malahide viaduct:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62059598.html


    Also some other shots from Balbriggan can be found here, including the reconstruction of the station:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_379.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Small update today. Popped out to Malahide to see 075 and the Tara test train on the new viaduct. Also shots of 2800 railcars abound as well as the return after many years of Luas 3011 to the Red Line.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1780382.html
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    Hi all,
    If there was a theme for today's pictures it would be 'new lines'. Collection starts in Balbriggan with the 05:40 Dundalk to Pearse/Connolly, the first passenger train to travel the length of the Northern Line in three months, with the reopening of Malahide viaduct today. The collection then moves to Clonsilla where there are some glimpses of the rebuilding of the Dunboyne line. It is then back to Dublin to see trams on test on the Red Line extension to Docklands. Finally out to Adamstown to see the new up line in operation on the four track section.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1780382_15.html
     
  20. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Been a bad week or so for me with very few shots. Two galleries updated.
    First we have NIR C3k units 3006&3005 in Connolly yesterday doing a rugby special to Belfast:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62329794.html
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62329795.html

    Second we have the refurbishment work on Balbriggan station, a 2800 unit in Balbriggan and some dramatic shots that do not show the railway but were taken from Balbriggan station:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_403.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    First day of the month and I popped out into the cold, the rain and the sleet to photograph the return of the Tara freight trains to the Northern line. Shots also include the usual mix of DMUs which have had some of the diagrams changed with the new timetable and 8208 back on Enterprise services.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_412.html
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    Hi all,
    Just a few shots from around Connolly today showing 206 arriving from Inchicore, recent repaint 29001 and former Green Line Luas 4012 now on the Red Line.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1788634.html

    Also, 3005 seems to have gained either an owner or a name!
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62386376.html
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    Hi all,
    Small update from yesterday but with a bit of something for everyone! Morning shots from Connolly show three generations of Irish diesel locomotives in the form of 075, 152 and 230 and an older generation in the form of steam loco No. 4. Evening shots show the Rotem railcar takeover of Connolly with one of the six piece sets on a Sligo run and a three piece set arriving from Rosslare.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1788634_13.html
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    Hi all,
    Back for another small update today. Weather better than the last few days so popped out for mid-morning activity in Balbriggan. Usual mix of DMUs, including a two piece 2600 on an ECS, 075 on the Tara freight and 9004 on the Enterprise.
    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_421.html
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    Hi all,
    Spent the last two days travelling around London by train, tram and tube. Highlights of the trip include 67008 on the VSOE at Victoria, 59s, 66s and 90s on Freightliner and EWS trains at Stratford, a 357 in NatEx/c2c livery, 313s and 378s on the North London line and selection of shots of tubes from around that network. Also some non-train shots are included:

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1790650.html

    I thought I was doing well with all that but then at Stratford steam loco 34067 Tangmere turned up on a charter:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62464872.html

    And then one of the newest locos in Britain made an appearance, General Electric/Freightliner Powerhaul 70001:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62464901.html

    All in all, a good trip!

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Took two unusual shots as the sun was rising in Balbriggan this morning. They are unusual in that a) they show an orange train, b) they show a Baby-GM, and c) they shows a Mark 3 EGV! I suspect the movement was bound for Belfast in connection with the previous tests carried out with the Enterprise stock.

    Pictures here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62493474.html

    and here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62493475.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Went to Pearse yesterday morning to see the Santa Special steam train before I went to work. But alas all I got was this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62512925.html
    NIR Enterprise liveried 8208 hauling the preserved set!

    The rest of the shots including some of the building in Balbriggan, and the usual mix of DARTs and DMUs, including a 22000 on the Rosslare run, and more of the Santa Special at Pearse can be found here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1788634_23.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Bit of a northern theme today. Pictures start with NIR 3006 filling in on an Enterprise service yesterday. Then today I travelled to Belfast. Due to a security alert my train was diverted to Great Victoria Street which led to the unusual situation of 227 visiting that station. Other shots of the Enterprises and NIR railcars also feature. Then to conclude, an evening run down the Luas extension in Dublin to the Point.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1788634_40.html
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    Hi all,
    Just three shots from a slightly wintry Balbriggan.
    A four-piece 2800 on the 09:50 Dundalk to Connolly:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62611849.html

    And two shots of 071 on the morning Tara:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62611850.html
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62611851.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Some more slightly wintry shots from around Connolly Station in Dublin today. Include locos 227 and 8208, two six piece Rotems, two 29000s and a Luas.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1788634_58.html
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    Hi all,

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. As is now becoming somewhat traditional I present:

    2009...A Year in Review

    This year saw the multiple unit takeover of Ireland with the Mark 3 carriages consigned to the scrap heap. I've therefore dedicated this years collection to the Mark 3 and loco-hauled trains. Having said that, DMUs, EMUs and the Luas do feature. This was also the year of the IWT liner train, the Midleton Line opening and the Malahide viaduct collapse. To get the full Rail Scene Ireland take on 2009, please visit the link below:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1762898.html

    And for a different take on 2009, I suggest the Balbriggan collection. In that you will found a copious amount of shots showing the Tara, Enterprise and DMUs in Balbriggan, along with the station reconstruction, engineers trains, DARTs and even a Mark 3!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_203.html

    Enjoy, and thank you for visiting Rail Scene Ireland this year!
     
  21. Csalem

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    Hi all,
    Did some travelling on the east coast today, around the Dublin region to photograph some trains in the snow, though the weather here is nowhere as near as bad as in the UK! Highlights include, 071 and the Tara going down the middle of Alexandra Road in the Dublin Docklands, 075 waiting to depart North Wall with IWT liner, 086 shunting two wagons in North Wall yard, 231 and 233 at Connolly shed, and two DART units 81/8302 and 81/8339 in Drogheda DMU depot. And also some Luas trams, more DARTs, a DMU being filmed for TV3 news, other DMUs and some snow!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1799570_09.html
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    Hi all,
    Spent some time in Drumcondra station this afternoon on the Maynooth/Sligo line. While there got Baby-GM 144 hauling DART EMU set 81/8306 from Inchicore to Connolly and 078 on the Ballina to North Wall IWT liner. Also the usual 29000 and 22000 DMUs. Back in Dublin Connolly got 233, 206 and 227 as well as Northern Ireland Railways DMU 3004 arriving from Inchicore where it spent some time on the wheel lathe today. Also have a shot of it in Balbriggan this morning.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1799570_80.html
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    Hi all,
    Just uploaded a special collection to the site which I'm calling 2005...A Year in Review. In some respects this collection acts as a bridge between Rail Scene Ireland and Rail Scan Ireland, a prologue and an epilogue as it where. These are some of the first shots taken by the owner of Rail Scene Ireland in the digital era, predominantly in 2005, a year before the site was created. The mark the transition from film to the first tentative steps in digital, and in some ways laid the foundation for the Rail Scene Ireland that exists in 2010.

    But enough of that metaphysical nonsense. The important stuff now. Shots include 071s in orange and black livery hauling Cravens carriages, Mark 2s and timber trains, Orange 201s on the Enterprise and Mark 3 sets, Baby-GMs in a variety of places, many of these locos have since been scrapped, 124 and 134 hauling their 'final passenger train' and steam loco No. 4 setting fire to the Navan branch.

    This was also the era of DMUs with a shot of a 2900 (remember them?!), 29000s, orange 2800s, 2700s in Drogheda and a 2600.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1804324.html
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    Hi all,
    I popped up to Belfast yesterday in relation to by college studies but managed a few train shots, including some at a new location for me - Balmoral. Also last shot glimpses the DART set still in Drogheda.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1799570_102.html
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    Hi all,
    Did a little tour of the North-West of Ireland yesterday visiting the freight mecca of Ballina and the town (or city?) of Sligo. As luck would have it, just as I got to Ballina 076 was pulling out with the liner to Waterford so missed it. However, the last time I went to County Mayo I was hauled by this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p49317617.html
    And travelled on the Ballina branch by this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p49354281.html

    This time things were a bit more subdued as I got this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63083936.html
    and this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63083939.html

    I then popped over to Sligo. Again the last time I was there, was for this memorable occasion:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p55339617.html
    but this time I could only manage this:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63083946.html

    All the shots from yesterday can be found here:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1799570_112.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Just some shots of DART EMU 81/8339 which has been in Fairview Depot for the last week with a bogie on a wheel-skate.
    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1799570_130.html
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    Hi all,
    Just a few shots from today. First we start in Balbriggan with 2800s and 29000s DMUs along with two Enterprise sets and NIRs 3011 working south from Belfast to Dublin. Then we move to Dublin and Drumcondra to see more DMUs, a Baby-GM, 080, inpsection car 723 entering the turntable siding beside Platform 7 at Connolly and a 2800 set on a service to Clonsilla.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803.html
     
  22. Csalem

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    Nice vids, especially the ones from 08. Seems like a different time.

    The Taras were not running last week but started back yesterday so popped out this morning to get the mid-morning run. Also got the usual DMU mix, including the two 2800 eight piece sets.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_468.html
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    Hi all,
    Made my first visit to Kildare today for the 2010 season. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. Since the timetable change in December, some services have been cut, others merged, and some new ones created. Also the 22000 "Revolution" predominates out of Heuston, even taking over some links on the Cork run from the Mark 4 coaching stock.

    But I forget the maxim - Kildare Always Delivers. In the six hours I was there today I saw six different 071s (including one still in orange and black), three different 141s/Baby-GMs and Enterprise 230 on a drivers training run. Amongst all of this was an empty timber, the IWT liner and the Norfolk/DFDS liner!

    All in all, not a bad day, but will the rest of the 2010 visits be this good?!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1813169.html
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    Hi all,
    Two updates today. First has three shots from last night. Quality not great but they potentially show one Luas tram towing another Luas tram through the Heuston stop, and also a Rotem in the Heuston yard.
    Second lot of shots show 079 on the IWT liner which saw the return to service of two pocket wagons today. Also 075 on the Tara ascending from the docks, and orange 077 and 078.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803_44.html
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    Hi all,

    Three shots taken yesterday showing the new station at Clongriffen on the Northern Line on the edge of Dublin city. This station should be opening soon.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803_65.html
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    Hi all,
    Baby GMs 141 and 142 emerged from the paintshops at Inchicore this week in original Black and Tan livery. These two locomotives have been preserved by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland and are due to operate a train trip to Longford this weekend. I managed to catch these two quick shots this morning, through a dirty window of a moving train, in the early morning sun, of the two locomotives.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63351371.html
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63351372.html
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    Hi all,

    Some more shots taken by me today. They include 177 at Heuston, trains using all four lines at Adamstown, 231 at Connolly, and the afternoon in Balbriggan with DMUs, the Enterprise and 080 on the empty Taras.
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803_68.html

    Also included is this shot of Mark 3 EGV repainted in Enterprise livery being brought back from Belfast by 144:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63354005.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Just a few shots from this morning, including 231 on the Enterprise and an orange 078 on the Tara Mines train.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803_93.html
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    Hi all,
    Another blast from the past collection with Rail Scan Ireland. The first update in nearly a year and hopefully a few more will come over the next few weeks.

    Narrow Gauge Trains:
    http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/c1816459.html

    Departmental Stock:
    http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/c1816452.html

    Carriages:
    http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/c1442965.html

    Infrastructure, including Heuston rebuild and a shot of Fairview post fire:
    http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/c1816464.html

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    The other day I could give you a glimpse of the repainted, preserved, B141 and B142. Tonight I give you the chance to get up close and personal with them, as they were in Connolly this evening with the preserved RPSI train for tomorrow's tour.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63394726.html
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63394727.html
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    Hi all,
    Shots from yesterday's RPSI tour with newly preserved B141 and B142 are now online. The Bumble 'B's performed beautifully all day, and it was nice for me to travel in a former GNR(I) carriage!

    Shots also include a look at the abandoned platforms at Mullingar on the former line to Athlone/Galway.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1817556.html
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    Hi all,
    After the excitement of last week we are back to the more mundane, and possibly banal, today. Some shots from Balbriggan at lunchtime with 29s and 28s on suburban services, 231 on the Enterprise, and 076 on the empty Tara.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_475.html
     
  23. FlyingScot

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    Wait, 142? I have a model of that train! Not in that livery, but..........
     
  24. 87015

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    Does the Tara run to anywhere near reliable times? I'm over next friday prior to the 141 jolly, might give it a look if its likely to be about.
     
  25. Csalem

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    Yeah the Tara is pretty consistent. It has to be as it slots into the busy Dublin commuter timetable. It's generally through Balbriggan between 1000 and 1100, and 1300 and 1400 heading south, and a return trip heads north usually behind the 13:20 Enterprise from Dublin. Balbriggan is about twenty miles from Dublin.

    Hi all,
    A thrawl through the cd collection throws up another blast from the past collection, from the digital era. RSI presents 2006...A Year in Review. Pictures include orange locomotives hauling orange trains, including 071 on a mark 3 push/pull set and 224 on an Enterprise set, 152 and 190 in Drogheda (of 2007), 124 and 134 on shed at Connolly and Mark 2s. Also included, some station work at Cork, the contsruction of Docklands station and Leixlip Louisa Bridge decorated for the Ryder Cup. NIR trains appear in the form of C3Ks and an 80 class set, and finally the OHLE train near its end of days beside Docklands Station.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1818871_25.html
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    Hi all,
    A few shots from today. 075 on the IWT (with Pocket Wagons) at Drumcondra, the Tara travelling along Alexandra Road in the Docklands, a DART unit departing from Platform 4 with the 07:53 to Howth and 8208 on the Enterprise.

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1810803_102.html

    But that is not all. Reports at the moment indicate that the Baby GMs will all be withdrawn this weekend. The last eighteen months have seen the demise of three classes of Irish locos: 121/141/181. I mananged to photograph 144 pottering about Connolly this morning, with some clag, and shots of it can be seen above. However the last shot I took of it today was shuntong stored Mark 3s in North Wall yard. The next 48 hours are uncertain, and there is a train trip with 141s next week, but this could be the last shot I'll take of a Baby GM in service with IE:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63483201.html

    This collection is a requiem for 144.

    Enjoy!
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    Hi all,
    Just some shots from Balbriggan at lunchtime today to start the month. 076 on the Tara, 8208 and 231 on the Enterprises and 29s and 28s on Suburban services.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1286313_499.html
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    Hi all,
    An update to the Blast from the Past website, Rail Scan Ireland. The Train Trips collection has been updated with a number of tours from the 1990s and 200s.

    Enjoy!

    http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/c1443029.html
     
  26. BRX

    BRX Established Member

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    Just returned from a brief trip to Dublin. Whilst walking to the ferry terminal on the way back I came across a freight train about to leave some sidings, which then headed off down the middle of the road with its train.

    Video here:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/owl37400#p/u/1/Qafdz7lBo80

    In case it's of interest to anyone here.

    Also, I'm not an expert on Irish trains, so if anyone would like to give me any extra info about this working, (loco class?) I will add it to the youtube clip.
     
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  27. Csalem

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    Did you take that today? It shows 076 and the Tara Mines train. It runs four times a day, Monday to Friday from the Tara Mines (near Navan) to the terminal you were outside, transporting zinc. The loco is one of the 18 071 class which are the second most powerful class on the Irish system. Very nice video.

    If it was taken today I caught the train at lunchtime just after it joined the mainline:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic...w.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p62849529.html

    Some other shots taken around lunchtime in Dublin today. They include a still active Baby GM 144, 076 on the Tara, three 201s, a 2800 set, an Alsthom DART set in the yard at Fairview, LHB DART set 81/8333 and a four piece Japanese DART set attached to a single car from another four piece Japanese set.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/c1820876.html
     
  28. BRX

    BRX Established Member

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    No, that was on Monday.

    Thanks for the background info. Four times a day is quite an intensive service for a freight operation!

    Good novelty value with the bit running along a public road. It's funny because I was walking down there and noticed the rails in the road, but assumed they were disused, or rarely used.
     
  29. Csalem

    Csalem Member

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    Well you'll never catch all four services unless you are very dedicated as one of the links gets down to the docks after midnight and returns between 03:00 and 05:00. Not only does the Tara use that small stretch but the IWT liner actually goes further along the road to be unloaded.
    http://thewanderersirishrailphotospot.fotopic.net/p60393171.html

    Tha Tara is the busiest freight service on the island. Its four return trips a day copmpare to three return trips a week for the DFDS liner between Waterford and Ballina, the same for the timber and two return trips a week for the IWT.

    Also, if your shot was taken on Monday well then here is 076 in Balbriggan with the Tara on Monday:
    http://www.railsceneireland.fotopic.net/p63523187.html
     
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