The Wanderer's Photos 2018 Gallery

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    Evening all,

    During Monday the RPSI "Cork & Kerry" railtour made its way back from Tralee to Connolly with 85 Merlin in charge. I popped over to Portarlington to see the booked stop at the station.

    Photos from this can be viewed at https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.c...lways/2018/RPSI-Cork-Kerry-Railtour/i-CZPJJSN

    No. 4 was booked to work the RPSI MK2 set was Connolly to Whitehead at 1500 today but this was failed in Connolly this morning. The revised plan sees 85 to work the train onwards after servicing at Connolly with a quoted departure time of 1900 being advised so as not to impact on the evening peak schedule.

    While in Portarlington, I took pictures of the passing traffic which included 074 on the Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner and 2819 + 2820 heading empty from Limerick to Inchicore. Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/May-2018/i-vGkM49s to view.

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    Afternoon folks,
    The latest batch of photos from my UK trip have now been uploaded to https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-D9jnGVV

    Featuring:
    Saturday 19th May:
    Photos from the flight from Dublin to Heathrow and my journey to Carshalton Beeches across South London via Underground, Bus and National Rail.

    Sunday 20th May 2018:
    A day trip to Brighton to see the sights and I also managed a trip on the Volks Electric Railway while I was there. The railway has been completely refurbished with a new depot at Halfway and a new station and museum at Aquarium Station.

    Monday 21st May 2018:
    Today I headed from South London to Norwich, taking in the branch lines off the Great Eastern Main Line to Sudbury, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton on the Naze. Plus I spent 90 minutes at Ipswich to view the goings on.

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    Afternoon folks,

    Tuesday 22nd May 2018:
    A day out on the local lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, to travel on and photograph the Class 37 locomotive hauled set plus some out local highlights such as Berney Arms and the Reedham Swing Bridge.

    Later in the evening and a bit later than planned I travelled to Brighton via London to place me correctly for Wednesday's trip.

    Wednesday 23rd May 2018:
    The aims of Wednesday's around the Brighton area was to photo the Newhaven Stone train which turned up at Lewis with 59001 and travel and photograph retro blue and grey liveried 313201. As 313001 back in 1976 this was the first of the PEP design inspired units and is now the oldest 2nd generation EMU in service. It was repainted in 2017 to commemorate this fact.

    Finally for the aviation fans, the Aer Lingus Retro Jet EI-DVM was on stand at DUB, beside my flight back from LGW to DUB with EI-CVB.

    Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-NbNNjX6 to view all the images.

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    Evening all,
    Pictures from the last few days have now been uploaded to https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/May-2018/i-XPwmdxb
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    Friday 25th May 2018:
    Pictures from Clonkeen of the 1530 Heuston - Limerick and Birdhill Station showing the recent replacement of signals and relaying of the loop road.
    Sunday 27th May 2018:
    A Sunday afternoon spin to Cratloe, Spanish Point, Killimer and Tarbert.

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    It was officially announced by DFDS that their container train between Ballina and Waterford's Belview Port is to cease running from Tuesday 5th June 2018. The press releases stated today (29th May) is the last train, but a Waterford to Ballina is scheduled to operate on the 30th May and the final train from Ballina to Waterford on the 5th June 2018.

    The penultimate train from Ballina, the 1105 Ballina - Waterford is pictured crossing the Commons Bridge at Portarlington with 081 in charge of a fully loaded train.

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    Wednesday 30th May 2018:

    The final update for May features the final Waterford to Ballina DFDS Liner at Kildare with 083 and at Hybla with 079. 079 took over from 083 at Kildare. The freight flow has ceased due to traffic levels on the route being too low for DFDS to sustain.

    Click http://goo.gl/xAAb1p to see the pictures of the Liner plus the passenger traffic passing Kildare at this time.

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    The first update for June has a varied selection from a day around Galway City with pictures of the Leisureland Express in Salthill and a visit to Glenlo Abbey to see "The Pullman Restaurant".

    Images from today feature the final DFDS Liner to operate from Ballina to Waterford by 079, which was ironically fully loaded and I captured it as it passed Geashill at lunchtime.

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    Evening folks,

    Photos from Limerick on the Wednesday evening showing 22025 and 2810 + 2809 in the station. Meanwhile earlier that day, occasional contributor "josefstadt" was in Co. Wexford to photograph the Iarnrod Eireann Weedspray train operate from Wexford to Waterford via the mothballed Rosslare Strand to Belview "South Wexford" railway line. Josefstadt has kindly allowed publication of the photographs on my website.

    Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/June-2018/i-9XSGFTF to view all the images from today.

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    Evening folks,

    Two updates to the website this evening featuring:

    June 2018 gallery.
    Friday 8th June 2018:
    A few images from around Portlaoise, while I was meeting Finnyus who was changing trains on Friday evening in Portlaoise.

    Saturday 9th June 2018:
    While passing Dromkeen in the car, I stopped off the passing loop to photo the Limerick - Limerick Jct. shuttles passing at the former station.

    Tuesday 12th June 2018:
    Pictures from today come from Nenagh and Ballybrophy, showing the new destination displays being fitted to the 2800 Class fleet,
    Pictures from the June gallery can be seen at https://goo.gl/G9LUbu

    The second updates features Railtours Ireland's "Emerald Isle Express" which is travelling around Ireland this week visiting Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Galway and Westport. I was able to travel on the tour today from Limerick to Athlone via Galway.
    Pictures from the day can be seen at http://goo.gl/tBnLny

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