The Wanderer June 2015

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    Evening all,

    The first day of Summer? The weather had other ideas today! As a result today's photographs only comprise the bare minimum.
    (8)209 1500 Heuston - Cork.
    086 and 087 on the timber trains.

    Click the picture to access the gallery.
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    Evening all,

    Belmond's MK3 Generator Van 7601 has been painted in to the new Grand Hibernian livery at Brodie Engineering in Kilmarnock. However decals still need to be applied.
    Click http://smu.gs/1EWMHRI to view.

    Picture courtesy of Belmond.

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    Evening all,

    Barry Pickup was out and about on Sunday for the RPSI's Steam Enterprise trip from Whitehead to Dublin Connolly.
    Click http://smu.gs/1dY6ueo to view.

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    Evening all,

    Two updates tonight.

    First is pictures of 073 passing Portarlington earlier today with the 1040 Claremorris - Heuston Weedspray Train. Plus 215 on the 1300 Heuston - Cork.
    Click http://smu.gs/1B27HeW to view.

    Also, last weekend I was in London and all the pictures from that have now been uploaded with some interesting photos of a 1940's themed Cocktail Bar in a disused Underground Station (as the story goes), plus much more.
    Click http://smu.gs/1QMNhIx to view.

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    Evening all,

    Today's pictures feature an Odyssey International private charter 5ICR set from Limerick to Heuston and 232 crossing the Bord na Mona railway with the 1300 Heuston - Cork.
    Click http://smu.gs/1IL86VI to view


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    Afternoon folks,

    Latest updates:

    Friday 12th June 2015:
    Images from Portlaoise, Heuston and Dublin City.

    Saturday 13th June 2015:
    Visit to Newbridge to see the up IWT liner plus various passenger services.

    Click http://smu.gs/1JRlZAt to view.

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    Tuesday 16th June 2015:
    Pictures from Rosskelton, Roscrea and Clonkeen.

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    Pictures from Killenard earlier this evening & two pictures from Barry Pickup at Gormanston with a EMU transfer from Drogheda to Fairview.

    Click http://smu.gs/1TyIhvj to view.

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    Some pictures of the RPSI / Steam Dreams "Emerald Isle Explorer" from Connolly to Galway at Portarlington earlier this morning, where a loco swap took place (85 off / 461 on).
    Click http://smu.gs/1LjIUqa to view.

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    Pictures from Day 4 of the RPSI / Steam Dreams "Emerald Isle Explorer" from Galway to Killarney.
    Click http://smu.gs/1TGJikV to view.

    Also general shots from the past few days. Includes Nenagh, Western Rail Corridor amongst others.
    Click http://smu.gs/1Le3ZRP to view.

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    Evening folks,

    Three updates to the website tonight.

    RPSI / Steam Dreams "Emerald Isle Explorer"
    Day 6, Monday, 22nd June, was a day of leisure in Killarney which also includes a short 45 minute each way steam hauled excursion down the branch line to Tralee on the coast, returning to Killarney in time for dinner. Due to the turntable at Tralee not being available, 85 went to Limerick Jct. to turn the locomotive on the triangle.
    Click http://smu.gs/1TINP6C to view.

    June 2015:
    Updates to this gallery include various photos of 22000 Class on the Mallow - Tralee service today.
    Click http://smu.gs/1LhamE2 to view.

    The Tralee and Blennerville Railway:
    Since my last visit in April 2011 the Tralee and Blennerville reailway continues to decay. The trackbed is starting to disappear under a forest of weeds and in some cases trees.
    Hopefully the newly formed Tralee and Dingle Railway Society will succeed in their efforts to bring the railway into operation.
    Click http://smu.gs/1LhavHm to view.

    All of the galleries can also be accessed from the home page at www.thewandererphotos.com

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    Evening folks,

    RPSI / Steam Dreams "Emerald Isle Explorer".
    On Day 7, Tuesday, 23rd June, the passengers said goodbye to Killarney and headed east steam hauled by 85 to Limerick Jct. and 461 to Waterford arriving early afternoon.

    Click http://smu.gs/1GFM8Qt

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    Evening all,

    The final Irish leg of the Steam Dreams "Emerald Isle Explorer" operated on Wednesday 24th June. In the morning the tour visited the world-famous Waterford Crystal, before heading off to the station for an 1125 departure to Kilkenny, hauled by 461 where a two hour break was taken. Also at Kilkenny 85, replaced 461 for the final dash northwards across Ireland for an early evening arrival in Dublin for the final night in Ireland.

    For todays photos I popped over to Athy for the watering stop and also got the tour at Cush, a few miles north of the town.

    Click http://smu.gs/1IzjDlK to view todays photos. For a recap of the parts of the tour I covered since last Friday click http://smu.gs/1LjIUqa

    The RPSI operates with a small band of active volunteers and it is a credit to this group of people that they have achieved so much in preparation for this tour, such as refurbishment of the cravens and the daily tasks in ensuring that the tour operated smoothly. Want to get involved? Check out http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/helpingus/ for more information.

    A short summery of images from the past several days.

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    Evening all,

    Photos from the past week around the Iarnrod Eireann network.

    Includes:

    - Portauns (Kilmallock).
    - Portarlington.
    - Portlaoise.
    - Limerick Jct.
    - Limerick.
    - Mallow.
    - Cork.
    - Banteer.
    - Rathmore.
    - Killarney.

    Photos begin at http://smu.gs/1KiHMRR

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    Evening all,

    Two updates from Monday:

    - Lunchtime at Rosskelton and evening at Shanderry.
    Click http://smu.gs/1GKDhtM to view.

    - Bord na Mon Derryounce Bog.
    Click http://smu.gs/1BUNF6o

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