The Wanderer's Photos 2017 Gallery

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    Evening folks,

    A few images from yesterday at Cabra, Broombridge and Rogerstown Viaduct.

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    Afternoon folks,

    Two updates to the website this afternoon.

    The first is a long overdue update to the LUAS Cross City galley. I've been a rare visitor to Dublin in recent months, anytime I have been I haven't had the time to dedicate two plus hours to view the latest work on the extension. With two visits to Dublin in the latter half of June planned, I made time to visit the latest work to the LUAS extensions. The week before these photos were taken the first gauging trial took place. The photos from Wednesday cover from Phibsborough to Broombridge and Saturday covers the section from St. Stephen's Green to Broadstone. Great progress has been made throughout the extension with only finishing works to be completed now prior to the start of test running later in the summer.

    Click http://smu.gs/2s7DS99 to view these.

    The second update is images from Cabra to see the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing on its way from Heuston to Belfast and a visit to Heuston itself.

    Click http://smu.gs/2sNGL0z to view these.


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    Evening folks,

    Latest updates to the website include:

    Sunday 25th June 2017:
    Pictures from Birdhill and Killaloe / Birdhill.

    Monday 26th June 2017:
    A visit to Limerick to see the reopened station following its closure for re-signalling.

    Click http://smu.gs/2sf4YeB to view.

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    Evening folks,

    The June gallery comes to a close with some images from Ballybrophy, including a weedspraying road rail 4 x 4.
    Click smu.gs/2tmNZsK to view.

    The July gallery starts with images from Portlaoise and Limerick.
    Click smu.gs/2tmVqjT to view.

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    Evening folks,

    A bumper update this evening featuring:

    Friday 7th July 2017:
    Images from a trip to Dublin.

    Saturday 8th July 2017:
    A day out around the Iarnrod Eireann system travelling between:
    Limerick - Limerick Jct. - Waterford - Kilkenny - Newbridge - Kildare - Portarlington - Athlone - Athenry - Ennis - Limerick.

    Click smu.gs/2sRTiDn to view.

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    Evening folks,

    Some images from Portlaoise and Limerick earlier today including the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

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    Evening all,

    The latest images from this week have now been uploaded to smu.gs/2tUPEWW

    Thursday 13th July 2017:
    Images from Nenagh, Ballybrophy, Clonkeen and Roscrea.

    Friday 14th July 2017:
    The pictures from today are of a trip from Portlaoise to Killarney.

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    Good evening all,

    Two updates to the website this evening.

    The first is the July gallery and has images from Killarney, Nenagh, Borris-in-Ossory and Limerick over the last two days. Click smu.gs/2vvHxja to view.

    The second update is a new one in the Forgotten Railways series, covering the Valentia Harbour Branch from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour, which was the most westerly railway station in Europe until its closure in 1960. Click smu.gs/2u2Krha to view.

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    Evening all,

    Two updates to the website this evening.

    The first update is to the July Gallery from around Dublin City on Saturday 22nd July including:
    - Connolly.
    - Bus Aras.
    - Loop Line Bridge.
    - Heuston.
    - Islandbridge.
    - The Gullet.
    - Saggart.

    Click smu.gs/2tSneuX to view these.

    The second update is of the Railway Presevation Society of Ireland "The Boyne" railtour from Connolly to Drogheda, Dundalk and Skerries.

    Click smu.gs/2tBMsCA to view.

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    Evening all,

    Some images from last Monday have been uploaded to the July gallery.

    Includes pictures from Thurles, Heuston and a selection from Inchicore including the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing with 076 and a few minutes after that 074 hauling the 0935 North Wall - Ballina Liner.

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    Tuesday 1st August 2017:
    A lunchtime visit to Rosskelton to photograph the last operational 201 class (229) yet to receive a body overhaul.

    Wednesday 2nd August 2017:
    An unplanned and spur of the moment trip from Portlaoise to Limerick onboard the 1725 Heuston - Limerick service.

    Thursday 3rd August 2017:
    Pictures from Nenagh and Ballybrophy this morning after travelling on the 0630 Limerick - Ballybrophy via Nenagh service.

    Click http://smu.gs/2vuByON to view

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    Afternoon all,

    The latest update to the website features a weekend in Donegal. Now some people may say but there isn't any railways in Donegal, but there is if you know where to look!

    The August gallery contains pictures from:
    - Nenagh
    - Castletown on the Mullingar to Athlone Greenway.
    - Carrick-on-Shannon.
    - Killybegs.
    - Dunfanaghy Holiday Village
    - Arranmore Island Ferry.
    Click http://smu.gs/2uJ5wuo

    The second gallery from the weekend is a visit to the wonderful Fintown Railway.
    Click http://smu.gs/2usdFbk to view.

    The third gallery from the weekend is a visit to the Difflin Lake Railway at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.
    Click http://smu.gs/2vS4r8n to view.

    All of the above galleries can also be accessed from the home page at https://thewandererphotos.com

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    Evening folks,

    I've just finished uploading days 2 and 3 of my trip to Cologne last weekend.

    Day 2:
    A day out from Cologne visiting Bonn & Düsseldorf.

    Day 3:
    A day out from Cologne visiting Solingen, Wuppertal and Essen. Highlights from this day include travelling on the Wuppertal Suspension Railway and in Essen travelling on one of the former "P86" Docklands Light Railway vehicles.

    Click smu.gs/2uLzuie to view all the images.

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    Today the 2000th IWT liner operated from North Wall to Ballina. TTC0169 was on hand in Ballina to photograph the train after arrival.

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    Also to see the first train back in 2009 click http://smu.gs/2uQBntI

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    Evening folks,

    Days 4 and 5 have been uploaded to the website of my recent trip to Germany.

    Day 4:
    On Sunday lunchtime I had a walkabout Cologne before heading to Cologne West to try and see if any freight passed by, Later in the afternoon I took a ICE to Frankfurt via the High Speed Line to spend a few hours in the City.

    Day 5:
    Photos from the trip back to London and then to Shannon.

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    Morning all,

    A round up of images from the past few days.

    Thursday 17th August 2017:
    A single image from Ballybrophy on this day.

    Sunday 20th August 2017:
    While heading to Dublin for the Kerry-Mayo G.A.A match, a minor detour was taken to Kildangan to photograph the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing en-route from Connolly to Waterford.

    Due to the new bag restrictions at major events, the camera had to be left behind for the train trip from Laois to Dublin.

    Monday 21st August 2017:
    Once my business was complete in Inchicore, I had a quick look around the works and stumbled upon 073 ticking over. It later went L.E. to Inchicore.
    Later in the day I stopped off at Cherryville Jct. and Cush to photograph 076 working the 1105 Ballina - Waterford laden timber.

    Click http://smu.gs/2vjrmoF to view all the images.

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    It's out!

    073 has finally been released back to traffic after its bodywork overhaul and repaint into original Irish Rail livery dating from 1987 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company. It worked today's 1510 North Wall - Ballina IWT liner and it is pictured passing Monasterevin.

    Click http://smu.gs/2vbIGfU to view all the images or click the image below to bring you to the August gallery.

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    Good evening folks,

    Several pictures from the last two days have now been uploaded to August gallery featuring:

    - Irish Rail retro livery 073 on the 0815 Ballina - North Wall IWT liner at Portarlington.
    - ICR & MKIV passenger services passing Portarlington Station.
    - The 1245 Limerick - Limerick Jct. service was extended to Heuston and formed of 2800 class vehicles 2815 + 2816. This was due to an earlier MKIV failure at Heuston and the 1220 Cork - Heuston being 4ICR as a result. The service was reported full at Mallow.
    - Thursday's Belmond Grand Hibernian working from Charleville to Galway via Portarlington passing Clonard south of Portlaoise.
    - A rather crisp Dublin Coach Neopian Double Decker has turned up at Corcoran's Garage in Portlaoise after suffering from an engine fire.

    Click http://smu.gs/2wJWuC4 to view.

    Also on Monday 15th August, I visited Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station in Co. Clare. This was served by a short branch off the Limerick - Athenry line from Longpavement on the outskirts of Limerick City and only finally closed in 1980.

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    Good evening all,

    As most of now know, retro liveried 073 worked the 071 class rostered legs of the Belmond Grand Hibernian on Saturday and Sunday between Islandbridge and Connolly on Saturday and then the following day from Connolly to Waterford and Muine Bheag.

    Pictures of this, plus some other odds and sods can be viewed at http://smu.gs/2vBm1ZL

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    Evening folks,

    A few images from the past couple of days.

    Wednesday 30th August 2017:
    A few images while on the way home from work of the 1700 Heuston - Cork, 1705 Heuston - Tralee and 1655 Limerick - Ballybrophy.

    Thursday 31st August 2017:
    A new memorial plaque to commemorate the 150th anniversary of death of William Dargan has been unveiled at Portlaoise Station. He was a native of Laois having grown up on a farm near
    Killeshin. Dargan built Ireland’s first railway, the Dublin/Kingstown line which opened in 1834.

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    Images from the first day of September come from:
    - Nenagh
    - Ballybrophy
    - Portlaoise (Electric Picnic crowds)
    - Mallow
    - Limerick Jct.
    - Limerick

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    Evening folks,

    A round of images on the Nenagh Branch and Limerick Station from the latter half of the week.

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    Evening folks,

    Yesterday I travelled on the RPSI / MRSI "East Coaster" railtour from Connolly to Sligo using the Whitehead based MK2 set. The use of the MK2 set gave the rare opportunity to sample these carriages beyond Dublin. Haulage for the entire day used NIR's 112. This loco's claim to fame was it spent several years in the mid 2000's on loan to IE.

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    Evening all,

    The rest of the images from Saturday and a few from today have now been uploaded to the September gallery.

    Saturday 9th September 2017:
    Some photos of service trains at Connolly and on the Sligo line taken during the RPSI / MRSI "East Coaster" railtour (see post from Sunday for the railtour pictures).

    Monday 11th September 2017:
    A nice capture today for a Monday lunchtime was photographing 073 passing Rosskelton on a HOBS train to Lisduff. Later in the day has a few images from Portlaoise and Limerick.

    Click smu.gs/2wkRDU4 to view.

    Also when passing Broombridge on the RPSI / MRSI Railtour to Sligo I managed to get some photos of stabled trams at the new LUAS Depot.
    Click smu.gs/2wlb7HZ to view these.

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    Evening folks,

    Two updates to the website this evening.

    The first update, to the September Gallery covers images from during the week and today at Nenagh, Portlaoise and Dublin City.
    Click http://smu.gs/2wt3Q8X to view.

    The second update are the first images from a long weekend trip to London.
    Click http://smu.gs/2x5mhEs to view.

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    Morning all,

    Friday's pictures from London have now been uploaded to www.smu.gs/2xa2AuY

    Featuring:
    - Carshalton Beeches.
    - Epsom Downs
    - Tattenham Corner.
    - Purley. Joining two Class 455's together and 66076 on a freight in the yard.
    - East Croydon.
    - Oxted.
    - Eridge.
    - Uckfield.
    - Edenbridge Town.
    - Edenbridge.
    - Redhill
    - Gatwick. 59204 passing through on a freight.

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    Morning folks,

    Pictures from a jaunt around London on Saturday have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/2xedGOl

    Featuring:
    - A trip on the new Mail Rail exhibition at the Postal Museum in Mount Pleasant.
    - Docklands Light Railway trips.
    - Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
    - Emirates Air Line (cable car).
    - Class 455's at Victoria and Carshalton Beeches.

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    Evening all,

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

    Featuring:
    - Croydon Tramlink photos from East Croydon, Phipps Bridge, Morden Road and Wimbledon.
    - Class 455's & Class 700's at Wimbledon. Two generations of EMU's.
    - X26 across South London to Hatton Cross.
    - Hatton Cross and Heathrow T1,2,3.

    Click http://smu.gs/2xn8qJE to view.

    To see all the photos from the weekend you can click http://smu.gs/2x5mhEs to view these.

    These feature:

    Thursday's images feature the trip from Dublin to Gatwick and Gatwick Station itself.

    Friday's photos feature:
    - Carshalton Beeches.
    - Epsom Downs
    - Tattenham Corner.
    - Purley. Joining two Class 455's together and 66076 on a freight in the yard.
    - East Croydon.
    - Oxted.
    - Eridge.
    - Uckfield.
    - Edenbridge Town.
    - Edenbridge.
    - Redhill
    - Gatwick. 59204 passing through on a freight.

    Saturday's photos feature:
    - A trip on the new Mail Rail exhibition at the Postal Museum in Mount Pleasant.
    - Docklands Light Railway trips.
    - Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
    - Emirates Air Line (cable car).
    - Class 455's at Victoria and Carshalton Beeches.

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    Thursday 21st September 2017:
    Images from around Portlaoise featuring:
    - 201 & MKIV sets on Cork services.
    - Empty 3ICR off a irish Distillers Private Charter from Heuston to Cork.
    - Tullamore - Cork National Ploughing Championship Spl.

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    Evening folks,

    Just two photos from earlier today, the hightlight being 218 replacing 216 on this weeks Belmond Grand Hibernian.

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