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    Tuesday 3rd January 2017:
    We start off the 2017 pictures with a visit to Ratheven outside Portlaoise to photograph 076 hauling failed 234 from Cork to Inchicore plus the usual MKIV and 22000 sets on passenger traffic.

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    Evening all,

    I didn't think my first train trip of 2017 would be on a 22000 set on the Nenagh branch! But that is what happened today.
    Due to a large number of passengers travelling to Limerick this morning on the 1005 Ballybrophy - Limerick service, mostly from Cloughjordan, which was organised by the Nenagh Rail Partnership for their annual outing to "Limerick on Ice" (Ice skating). Iarnrod Eireann decided to allocate the Limerick - Limerick Jct ICR set to the evening Ballybrophy service. I travelled north from Nenagh to Ballybrophy on it.

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    Evening folks,

    Several photos from the weekend at Portarlington, Portlaoise, Ballybrophy, Birdhil, Killonan and Ennis.

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    Monday 9th January 2017:
    The day starts off in Limerick before heading to Dublin to see retro CIE liveried 071 on the 0920 Tara Mines to North Wall laden working.

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    Evening all,

    A trip to Dublin this morning. Very handy when needing to go to Connolly area of the city to use the Phoenix Park Tunnel services.

    Pictures are from:
    Sallins
    Connolly
    Malahide - highlight being 085 on the afternoon Tara.
    Portarlington.

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    Morning all,

    I'm in London this weekend for a railtour on the Saturday. The first batch of images from Friday have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/2jhyDTj

    The photos start at Dublin Airport and feature such exotic locations as Greenford and Stratford plus many more.

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    Evening all,

    The next batch of photos from my weekend in London have now been uploaded to the website.

    The main event of the day was the Branch Line Society's "The Vossloh Voyager" which traversed three much sought after depot / yard lines and other interesting track including East Putney in both directions. The 8-coach train was formed of the two Class 455 EMUs that have been recently used as the test bed for the new Vossloh Kiepe three phase AC traction motor project – 5732 and 5870. In recognition of the special train, all profits will be donated to SWT's nominated charity, Railway Benefit Fund (RBF). A grand total of £14,500 was raised.

    All the photos from the railtour can be viewed at http://smu.gs/2iXMmvt

    The other non-railtour images from Saturday include visits to:
    - Clapham Jct.
    - Waterloo.
    - Stockwell.
    - Brixton
    - Kingly Court Underground Station. It's not what you think it is ;)

    These can be viewed at http://smu.gs/2jetJEH

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    Evening all,

    The final batch of images from the London trip have now been uploaded.

    Featuring pictures from the scene of the awful Croydon Tramlink accident on 9th November 2016, before heading to Hayes and back into London Bridge & Blackfriars for a train to Gatwick.

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    Tuesday 17th January 2017:
    There was considerable disruption to the Westport line after the 1140 Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner failed near Balla Station. It was rescued by 088 and hauled 073 and its train to North Wall. I photographed and videoed it passing Portarlington about 140 minutes late, along with a couple of ICR sets and 229 on the 1800 Heuston - Cork.

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    Thursday 19th January 2017:
    A few lunchtime photos from Clonkeen, mainly to see a Mallow - Inchicore trial train. Click the picture below to see all the images.

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    Friday 20th January 2017:
    A varied day today with pictures of an early morning Heineken Ireland Private Charter from Cork to Dublin Heuston and other pictures from Portarlington, Portlaoise, Cork, Mallow and Killarney.

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    Evening folks,

    The main events of the past two days have been the use of Belmond liveried 216 on several Dublin - Cork trains folllwoing the failure of 221 at Mallow on Saturday night.

    216 was the standby loco at Cork and was pressed into service on the Sunday working:

    1220 Cork - Heuston with 4006.
    1900 Heuston- Cork with 4001.

    On Monday 23rd January the loco worked the following services:
    0715 Cork - Mallow empty.
    0800 Mallow - Cork
    0920 Cork - Heuston
    1300 Heuston - Cork
    1620 Cork - Heuston.

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    A few photos from around Dublin on Tuesday evening, including 22000 Class sets passing Cabra on the new Grand Canal Dock - Hazelhatch / Newbridge "Phoenix Park Tunnel" services.

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    Morning all,

    Photos from the middle of the week have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/2k9bpzJ

    Highlights include:
    - Belmond GH 216 working Cork - Dublin passenger trains.
    - Linmag Rail Milling Machine at Portarlington.
    - President Michael D. Higgins lets the train take the strain on a day trip to Cork.

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    Evening folks,

    Saturday 28th January 2017:
    A ramble from Limerick Jct. to Killmallock and Newtown (south of Charleville).

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    Evening all,

    We finish off January with two photos from Ratheven last Monday the 30th January.

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    Afternoon all,


    073 was sent to Cork on Thursday 2nd February to collect failed 221 at Cork. It returned the following day as a 0930 Cork - Inchicore L.E. transfer. The pair are pictured passing Portlaoise a few minutes ahead of schedule.

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    Evening all,

    Just a few images from Co. Kerry over the weekend.

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    Good evening all,

    The latest update to the February gallery features pictures from Heuston, Ballybrophy and Woodfarm (near Dromkeen) over the last couple of days.

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    Thursday 16th February 2017:
    Various pictures from Portarlington and Heuston.

    Includes 080 on the Waterford - Ballina Empty timber, Belmond liveried 216 on the 1300 Heuston - Cork and Retro CIE liveried 071 at Portarlington on a HOBS train.

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    Good evening all,

    Latest update of photos is from around Portarlington on Friday and Saturday.

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    Wednesday 22nd February 2017:
    A selection of evening pictures from around Heuston Station.

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    Evening folks,

    Last weekend I visited Amsterdam, after a gap of 31 years.

    Getting there proved rather interesting due to Storm Doris and other events.

    See all the pictures at http://smu.gs/2lM9wWd

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    Evening all,

    With the backlog of the Amsterdam photos out of the way, I've now been able to get through the backlog of Irish photos.

    The final update to February 2017 sees a visit to Nenagh Station for the evening branch train. Click http://smu.gs/2lxgW4r to view.

    The March 2017 gallery sees photos from:
    - Birdhill
    - Limerick
    - Limerick Jct.
    - Hewtown
    - Holycross
    - Thurles.
    - Ballybrophy Bank
    - Carn Bridge.

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    Evening all,

    Tuesday 7th March 2017:
    I had to take spin to Dublin today for some business.
    Pictures from:
    - Portlaoise
    - Heuston
    - Pearse
    - Ballybrophy
    - Nenagh

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    The latest pictures in the March gallery feature images at Nenagh of the morning train being split to form the 0745 Nenagh - Limerick, along with Ballybrophy and Portlaoise pictures.

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    Evening folks,

    A couple of updates from the past few days.

    The weekend features images from:

    - Nenagh
    - Brittas (Thurles).
    - Loughmore.
    - Templemore.

    Highlights include Belmond 216 passing through Templemore on the 1500 Heuston to Cork.

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    Also "MKT Transport Photography" visited Dublin earlier in the week and has kindly allowed me to use some of his photos of Dublin Connolly from his trip.
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    Evening folks,

    The latest images have now been uploaded to the March gallery.

    Monday 13th March 2017:
    A few pictures from Portlaoise, Ballybrophy and Limerick with the aim of heading to Birdhill to photograph a Ballast Train which should have been stabled there. It wasn't! Looks like it dropped its stone and headed back to Limerick Jct. instead of stabling. The ever elusive perway train!

    Tuesday 14th March 2017:
    A ramble around Portlaoise and Portarlington at lunchtime produced some better luck with perway trains!
    - Inspection Car 723 heading to Ballybrophy.
    - Track Recording Car 700 heading from Mallow to Heuston.
    - Ultra rare passenger loco 223 on a MKIV set.
    - HOBS and Spoil trains at Portarlington.
    - 22001 being reformed at Laois Depot into its correct formation.


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    Evening folks,

    Photos from Wednesday and Thursday have now been uploaded to the March gallery at http://smu.gs/2mUImAj

    On Thursday I took a ramble from Portlaoise to Limerick via Galway.

    Some good loadings on the Western Rail Corridor. The 1840 Galway - Ennis (22003) had 43 passengers after Athenry. Many of these connected off the 1630 Heuston Galway. 31 of these alighted in Ennis, with 6 remaining in board for the 77 minute wait for the 2110 Ennis Limerick. The reason for the long wait is due to the long single line section between Limerick and Ennis of 24 miles and two trains from Limerick at 1945 (to Galway) and 2025 (to Ennis).
    The 1800 Limerick Galway was crossed at Gort formed of a single 2800 Class unit. It was full and standing room only with all four vestibules having standing and sitting passengers in them.
    Meanwhile for the 77 minute wait at Ennis I took a walk down the town to check out a certain railway themed pub.

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    Good evening folks,

    On Saturday I took part in the "#JJinstarail Goes West, The Mystery Tour" which was a mystery train trip from Dublin Heuston to Galway (although I knew that already!).

    Pictures from the trip are at http://smu.gs/2nLKA3x

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    Morning all,

    Some more pictures from the weekend & Tuesday of this week.

    The March Gallery features pictures from Connolly, Clonsilla and Gort. Highlights being the transfer of 22002 + 22001 + 22062 from Laois Depot to Connolly to place 22001 with its experimental in cab signalling equipment to Connolly for further tests. Click http://smu.gs/2o3GIdG to view.

    Also on Sunday the RPSI Dublin operations kicked off their 2017 season with two trips to Maynooth, using DSER loco 461 with 6 Cravens + BR Van.
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    Evening all,

    A few photos from the past week:

    Locations include:
    - Limerick Jct. Pocket Loop.
    - Lough Owel (Mullingar).
    - Ballybrophy
    - Thurles.

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    Good evening all,

    The latest additions to the March gallery include:

    - Passing by Bord na Mona's Mountdillon Works near Lanesborough.
    - Old overbridge at Portumna on the long closed railway line to Birr.
    - Lunchtime at Clonkeen near Portlaoise to see 080 coming from Limerick with the Steel Train.
    - 22000 Class sets crossing at Portlaoise and passengers alighting at Thurles.

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    Afternoon all,

    The March gallery finishes with a photo of 087 hauling failed 084 and a single timber wagon from Limerick to Inchicore, passing Portlaoise on Thursday 30th March. Click http://smu.gs/2nOaTXc to view.

    April 2017 opens with images from around the Killarney area on Saturday and Sunday. Photographs also show the recent temporary shortening of the main platform to allow the station roof to be repaired and repainted. Click http://smu.gs/2nzWw8a to view.

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    Evening all,

    Photos from Tuesday and today (Friday) have just been uploaded to the website featuring:

    - Nenagh.
    - Borris-in-Ossary.
    - Ballybrophy.
    - Heuston (including seeing Enterprise 207 on Cork duty).

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    Evening all,

    My photos of the RPSI Marble Tribesman railtour have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/2oYPwWi

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    Morning all,

    Pictures from the last few days include:

    Saturday 8th April 2017:
    Lansdowne Road prior to heading to Connolly to catch the RPSI Railtour.

    Sunday 9th April 2017:
    A late night visit to Ballybrophy to film the Belmond Grand Hibernian set passing while on a trial run to Mallow.

    Monday 10th April 2017:
    Images from Rosskelton, Portlaoise and Limerick Jct. Includes catching 085 working the Cork to North Wall HOBS train.


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    Evening all,

    A few pictures from the past week both featuring MKIV Set 4005 being hauled to Inchicore after failing in Mallow and Cork respectively.

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    Last week I traced the formation of the closed railway line from Roscrea to Birr and Portumna. Despite having closed 54 & 139 years respectively, large traces of the railway formation remain visible.


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    Evening all,

    Pictures from Athlone (last week) and Limerick (today) have just been uploaded to the April gallery.

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    Also if anybody is interested in river cruising then take a look at http://smu.gs/2paQw77

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    Evening all,

    The Belmond Grand Hibernian started its 2017 season today with a trip from Heuston to Cork, Thurles and Charleville. Also other pictures from today feature Nenagh, Ballybrophy and Clonkeen.

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