The Wanderer's 2019 photos

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    Evening all,

    Photos from this week comprise:

    Tuesday 9th April 2019:
    A few pictures from Portlaoise on Tuesday morning featuring the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing through the town en-route from Charleville to Heuston.

    Thursday 11th April:
    A varied selection of images today come from:
    - The morning Limerick to Ballybrophy branch train outside Nenagh.
    - Thurles Station with the 0700 Cork - Heuston.
    - Afternoon visit to Portarlington to see timber wagon 30540 failed in the up sidings and the fire damaged Goods shed.
    - The new footbridge at Limerick Jct. which was lifted into place on Wednesday night.

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    Evening folks,

    Photos from last weekend's RPSI The West Awake Railtour from Dublin to Ballina and Westport have now been uploaded to https://bit.ly/2DfbdY5

    The first outing for 2019 brought a pair of 071's in multiple from Connolly to Claremorris with 075 + 082 doing the honours. At Claremorris, the pair was replaced by CIE retro liveried 071 to haul the tour from Claremorris to Ballina and Westport.

    Later in the day 082 + 075 brought the railtour back to Dublin Connolly from Claremorris.

    It was another great railtour with excellent timekeeping most of the day with the tour running about 20 minutes late at one stage.

    As always thanks to all the IE and RPSI staff for making the day possible.

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    Afternoon folks,

    Pictures from this week feature:

    Wednesday 17th April 2019:
    A few pictures from Thurles and Portarlington today.

    Thursday 18th April 2019:
    A look at recent vegetation clearance on part of the former Coolnamona Branch in Portlaoise.

    Friday 19th April 2019:
    A lunchtime visit to Tullamore to observe the bus transfers from the station to Clara, Athlone, Roscommon and Ballinasloe due to major Engineering Works at Athlone over the Easter period.

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    Evening folks,

    Just a few images from Limerick this evening which feature MPV 790 on weedspraying duties.

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    Evening folks,

    Pictures from Wednesday and Thursday of this week have just been uploaded to the April gallery at https://bit.ly/2vkZ9jB

    Featuring;

    Wednesdsay 24th April 2019:
    It was wet wet wet in Ballybrophy this morning to see 4007 passing the station with the 0700 Cork - Heuston and 22035 arriving with the 0740 Limerick - Heuston.

    Thursday 25th April 2019:
    Pictures today come mainly from the Dublin area with images from:
    - Heuston.
    - Connolly.
    - Harmonstown.
    - Howth Jct.
    - Sutton.
    - Busaras.
    - Ballybrophy.

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    The first fully refreshed 22000 set was completed on Thursday 25th April 2019 at Connolly Valeting Plant with the set entering traffic on Friday 26th April 2019.

    While sets 22003 - 22010 and 22050 have gone through the refresh program since last October, they didn't receive the new leather seat covers. The first set to receive these is 22046 and this marks the first set to be fully completed in the project. The sets completed earlier in the program will be retrofitted with the new seat covers at a later date.

    The scope of work on refreshing the sets after 11 years of intensive use includes:
    • The lower panels underneath the windows have been replaced with lamigraf material.
    • The armrests have been changed to match the new leather seat covers.
    • The seat grabhandles have been repainted grey.
    • Fitting of USB Sockets on the train with two sockets for each pair of seats.
    • Fitting of new leather seat covers throughout the train.
    • Fitting of blue colour doors to the A3 vehicle with bicycle and wheelchair symbols.

    Click https://bit.ly/2GIhqO6 to view the images and find out what 22046 is scheduled to operate over the coming days.

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    Evening folks,

    Pictures from Friday and Saturday have now been uploaded to the April gallery featuring the following locations:

    Cork line:
    * Portlaoise
    * Heuston
    * Milltown (Co. Tipperary)

    Nenagh Branch
    * Nenagh
    * Cappadine
    * Knockanpierce

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    The May gallery starts off with:

    Wednesday 1st May 2019:
    We start off the May gallery with pictures from:
    M3 Parkway,
    Kildare,
    Waterford,
    Limerick Jct.,
    Thurles.

    Includes images of the refreshed set 22046.

    Thursday 2nd May:
    Today's images come from:
    Portlaoise,
    Heuston,
    Inchicore - 072 leaving Inchicore on a HOBS and the CME Golden Spanner Awards.
    Parkwest & Cherry Orchard,
    Drumcondra - 234 passing on the IWT Liner.

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    Afternoon folks,

    The latest update to the May gallery features:

    Saturday 4th May 2019:
    A varied selection of images today in the Limerick area with pictures from:
    - Nenagh.
    - Cappadine.
    - Lisnagry.
    - Limerick.
    - A tour of the LÉ Eithne (P31) in Limerick Docks and images of the River Shannon and Abbey River in the city.

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    Evening folks,

    The latest update is one of my occasional features about disused railways, the latest update features the Silvermines Branch & Kilmastulla Siding in North Tipperary on the Limerick to Ballybrophy railway.

    The first to open was the 1 1/4 mile spur to Silvermines in 1966 to serve a barytes mine. The mine and branch closed in 1993.

    The second freight spur opened in October 1982 to serve a shale quarry at Kilmastulla. With the opening of the M7 motorway this traffic ended suddenly in December 2009 and the wagons are now stored at Limerick with Kilmastulla Siding now disused since that date.

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    Thursday 9th May:
    While heading to Shannon Airport I took a detour to the Corbally Road in Limerick to photo the 1345 Galway - Limerick passing.

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    Evening folks,

    A few images from the past few days:

    Monday 13th May 2019:
    Just two images from today at a sunny Portlaoise of the 1425 Cork - Heuston passing the station.

    Tuesday 14th May 2019:
    Pictures of 216 and the Belmond Grand Hibernian at Rosskelton and Thurles.

    Thursday 16th May 2019:
    A lunchtime trip to Clonkeen outside Portlaoise to photo the 1300 Heuston - Cork and 1225 Cork - Heuston.

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    The highlight from today was the visit of the Belmond Grand Hibernian to the Western Rail Corridor between Limerick and Athenry. Pictures of the train come from Ballycar Lough and Ennis. At Ennis once the guests had disembarked the train was shunted to allow for the waste tanks to be discharged. While heading back to Limerick I popped into Sixmilebridge to view the 1230 Limerick - Ennis. Later in the afternoon features a few images from Limerick.

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    Evening folks,

    Pictures from this week so far:

    Sunday 19th May 2019:
    Pictures from Cork and Tralee during the Branch Line Society "The Cork Stopper" tour.

    Wednesday 22nd May 2019:
    Today's pictures come from around the Belfast area with photos from Lanyon Place, Yorkgate and City Hospital.

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    A pictures from the past couple of days.

    Friday 24th May 2019:
    Two images from Portlaoise station today of 217 arriving with the 1400 Heuston - Cork.

    Monday 27th May 2019:
    Images of Tamper 743 passing Portlaoise and at Balllybrophy while changing to the Nenagh Branch train.

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    Evening folks,

    A few images from Templemore this evening with the 1650 Heuston - Cork Spl, 1700 Heuston - Cork and 1625 Cork - Heuston.

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    Over the Irish June Bank Holiday weekend, a group of us travelled to Manchester for two nights to soak up the atmosphere in the city.

    On the Saturday, a smaller group of us visited Liverpool to experience the atmosphere in the city in the run up to the Champions League Final later that day in Madrid between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

    On the Sunday we headed back to Holyhead to catch the ferry back to Ireland.

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    To position myself into the UK for the Crewe Diesel Depot Open Day, I flew into Bristol, a new airport for me.

    After a painless bus transfer to Bristol Temple Meads, I photographed around the station for a little over 60 minutes before catching the 1225 Plymouth - Glasgow Cross Country service which was formed of a HST set.

    A change of train at Birmingham New Street saw me board the 1443 London Euston to Edinburgh as far as Crewe where I meet up with some other Irish enthusiasts who were also over for the open day on Saturday.

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    Evening folks,

    We start off the June gallery with a selection of photos from:

    - Thurles,
    - Heuston,
    - Busaras,
    - Connolly,
    - Hazelhatch,
    - Portarlington.

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