Tralee and Dingle RPS, Kerry Ireland

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  1. savagethegoat

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    Is this the line that was inactive a couple of years ago (2012 I think?) due to the only running steam loco being out of use?

    Good to hear it's coming back :)
     
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    That's the one but it's been shut down since 2006 I think. Diesle haulage to start with as overhauling 2-6-2t No 5T will be a big (read expensive) job
     
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    Ooh diesel haulage!

    I wish everyone involved luck in the huge job, hope it all goes well!
     
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    Yeah, not ideal....no doubt if a spare steamer came on the market, there would be interest in it!

    5Ts boiler is said to have a crack in the throat plate area.

    recent photo

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    I was on this line in 1995. There was a Beyer Peacock loco plus some uncomfortable coaches with hard suspension. It was nevertheless an enjoyable run down to Blennerville.
     
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    It's a Hunslet actually and the wooden seats are quite authentic :) (come again next year
     
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    Update.
    We are held up currently awaiting the agreement of the line's owners to us taking over rebuilding and operating.

    On the plus side, a survey of 5T has shown the cost of overhaul to be far less than thought and this will be treated as a priority.
     
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