The Wanderer May 2015

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  1. Thewanderer

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    Friday 1st May 2015:
    Another lunchtime visit to Rosskelton to photograph 071 hauling the PWD Steel Train from Limerick Wagon Works to Portlaoise. Plus, as usual the 1300 Heuston - Cork & 1220 Cork - Heuston MKIV operated services.
    Click http://www.thewandererphotos.com/2015photos/May-2015 to view.

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    Evening all,

    Some pictures from Sallins, Monasterevin and Portarlington over the past two days. Includes Ballast Cleaner 781 and 085 on the IWT Liner to Ballina.
    Click http://smu.gs/1I8osqN to view.

    The Wanderer.

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    Some odds and sods from the past few days.
    Click http://smu.gs/1P1r9yw

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    A visit to the former Clonkeen Level Crossing near Portlaoise for the 1700 Cork & 1705 Tralee. Plus Guest contributor Andrew Roche has images from Cobh Station of the Cunard Liner Queen Victoria which was in Port for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
    Click http://smu.gs/1Ikay54 to view.

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    Picture of the RPSI South Munster Railtour so far...http://smu.gs/1DZcQyN

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    Another great day for steam fans in Cork and Kerry with the RPSI's 85 and 461 in action with a trip between Cork - Cobh - Cork - Killarney - Cork. Just a pity the weather was dire compared to Saturday's sun.

    Pictures from Sunday begin at http://smu.gs/1F0mghp

    The Wanderer.

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    Evening all,

    Pictures of the RPSI's 85 and 461 around Portlaoise and Portarlington today.
    Click http://smu.gs/1bKMUAf to view.

    A fantastic weekend of railtouring and chasing. A big thank you to all concerned for putting on a great show.

    The pictures from the Strand Diesel Tour on Friday and the other general shots from the weekend will appear over the next couple of days.

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    Evening all,

    Pictures of the RPSI's 85 and 461 around Portlaoise and Portarlington today.
    Click http://smu.gs/1bKMUAf to view.

    A fantastic weekend of railtouring and chasing. A big thank you to all concerned for putting on a great show.

    The pictures from the Strand Diesel Tour on Friday and the other general shots from the weekend will appear over the next couple of days.

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    Evening all,

    All the other odds and sods from the weekend just gone have now been uploaded to the May Gallery.

    Click http://smu.gs/1H1UzTB

    Photo from each day below:

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    Evening all,

    A few updates from the past week:

    May Gallery: Main highlight being 206 in the brand new Enterprise livery working a MKIV trial and later on the 1700 express to Cork. Plus 209 on the HOBS Train at Heuston.
    http://smu.gs/1Gazme0

    The Strand Diesel RPSI Tour: Photos from the railtour to M3 Parkway and Rosslare Strand on Friday 8th May.
    http://smu.gs/1GazxpG

    RPSI South Munster Tour: A guest gallery of images from the main RPSI tour to Cork and Killarney. Pictures from locations that I didn't manage to make it to.
    http://smu.gs/1A3f71d

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    Evening all,

    Some photos from the past few days. Includes Perway Panel Trains and Top and Tail HOBS.
    Click http://smu.gs/1HqENHl to view.

    The Wanderer.

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    New 06.15hrs Cork to Dublin non-stop Express service begins Mon 25th May

    The new service will have a journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes, arriving in Dublin Heuston at 08.30hrs. Minor changes to some other services also.

    We are delighted to introduce a new non-stop express service daily (Monday to Friday):
    •06.15hrs from Cork’s Kent Station to Dublin Heuston, with a journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes, arriving in Heuston Station at 08.30hrs.

    The new service operates from Monday 25th May onwards, and is being introduced following the approval of the National Transport Authority.

    The new express service is being introduced following customer research, with a particular demand identified for a faster morning service arriving in Dublin at 08.30hrs, to facilitate business meeting needs.

    This will be the only non-stop service of its type on our national network, and will enable customers to maximise the benefits of travelling with Iarnród Éireann – allowing productive use of time and offering free wifi, charge points for phones at every seat – while giving our best journey time.

    We intend for this to be the beginning of a series of continuing journey time improvements, including network upgrades to deliver further speed enhancements on all our services, to ensure the train is the most competitive option for customers

    As part of the introduction of the new 06.15hrs Cork to Dublin Express service, the following changes will also be implemented, following the approval of the National Transport Authority:
    •06.00hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat) will now depart at 05.55hrs, and operate 5 to 10 minutes earlier throughout.
    •04.55hrs Tralee to Mallow (Mon only) will now depart at 04.50hrs, and operate 5 to 8 minutes earlier throughout.
    •05.15hrs Westport to Dublin Heuston will now depart at 05.25hrs, and operate 6 to 10 minutes later throughout.
    •08.09hrs Newbridge to Dublin Heuston will now depart at 08.11hrs, and operate 2 minutes later throughout.
    •06.55hrs Athlone to Dublin Heuston (Sat only) will now depart at 07.05hrs and operate between 6 and 10 minutes later throughout.

    The press launch occurred on Wednesday 27th May and 22010 is pictured passing Killenard with the new express service.

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    Evening all,

    Some odds and sods from around Portarlington this evening.
    Includes:
    - 209 with the 1700 Cork.
    - 215 with the 1800 Cork
    - 084 at Portarlington.
    Plus the usual diet of ICR's.

    Click http://smu.gs/1Rzhop5 to view.

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    Evening all,

    Two updates this evening from the Great Northern Mainline between Dublin and Drogheda.

    The first features the RPSI Balbriggan Festival shuttles which operated from Connolly to Balbriggan before operating two return Specials to Drogheda and then back to Connolly. These can be found at
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    The second gallery features the other stuff along the line from the day, from 29000's to NIR 3000's with 22000's and a De-Dietrich in the middle. These can be found at
    http://smu.gs/1SMUBYA

    Both galleries can be accessed directly from the home page as well www.thewandererphotos.com

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