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  1. #2131
    Some fabulous photos Finbarr. I hadn't realised Kilkenny station had been 'rationalised' so much. It's been a long time since I was on the Waterford train.

  2. #2132
    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.
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    The second gallery from the weekend is a visit to the wonderful Fintown Railway.
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    The third gallery from the weekend is a visit to the Difflin Lake Railway at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.
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    All of the above galleries can also be accessed from the home page at https://thewandererphotos.com





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  3. #2133
    Remarkable picture of Cobh on Twitter.



    https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/895639425379598336
    My best work has been spread over many fields..

  4. #2134
    Quote Originally Posted by Broithe View Post
    Remarkable picture of Cobh on Twitter.



    https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/895639425379598336
    Just checked AIS, she's not there now, pic must be old. Yes the view of these large cruise ships from ashore can look pretty ugly, but thankfully you don't get that view from on board. These days Cobh seems able to cope with 280-320m long cruise ships, but the pax are transported away to their day excursions primarily by fleets of buses. I doubt a few two car 2600 rattle cans could cope with 3000 disembarking passengers. In the port of Civitavecchia near Rome cruise ship operators use special pullman style trains to get the pax quickly into the city.

    While I was on AIS I noticed this beauty arrived in Kinsale today. She left Cork city earlier. Can you imagine how busy a rail line might be to the likes of Kinsale, Courtmacsherry and Baltimore during the summer and shoulder season had parts of the west Cork railway survived.
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    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...3m-456720.html

    One of the reasons residents of Dun Laoghaire are opposed to planning permission for large cruise ships in the harbour is the arrival of 15 story floating tower blocks obscuring views of the sea and harbour.
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  5. #2135
    The grass roof on the building would cause comments on a model layout...
    My best work has been spread over many fields..

  6. #2136
    Quote Originally Posted by Broithe View Post
    The grass roof on the building would cause comments on a model layout...
    Yes poorly applied static grass for the CMRC 1 gauge roof top layout I guess

  7. #2137
    During visits of cruise liners to Cobh a 2tph service is offered between the peaks formed of a 4x2600 and 2x2600 (is a 4pce if a set is available).
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  8. #2138
    Morning folks,

    The first pictures from a weekend trip to the Cologne area have now been uploaded.
    Instead of flying directly from Dublin to Düsseldorf I decided to take the scenic route by flying from Shannon to London Heathrow and then catch a Eurostar train from London St. Pancras to Brussels. From Brussels, after an 80 minute wait I caught a Paris - Dortmund Thalys TGV which had me in Cologne 105 minutes later. A good way to see Europe.
    Pictures from today comprise of:
    - Shannon Airport.
    - Limerick
    - Waterford
    - The Barrow Bridge
    - London Heathrow
    - London Paddington.
    - London Underground photos from Paddington, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Kings Cross St. Pancras.
    - Kings Cross.
    - St. Pancras Int.
    - Brussels Midi.
    - Cologne Hbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    Yes poorly applied static grass for the CMRC 1 gauge roof top layout I guess
    Quite a bit of change since visited Cobh by train in the mid 70s. The branch had quite an air of decay more in common with BR suburban and branch lines than CIE. The station building and Up Platform area was in use as a depot in connection with the Kinsale gas field, the up platform road and release road had been recently lifted and builders were building a concrete block wall between the depot and operating railway. The goods yard was still in use for block trains of scrap (mainly cars) in loose coupled corrugated opens, the carriage shed (Garda Station) was full of departmental coaches . A couple of years later the coaches had gone and the shed used to store empty open wagons. Off peak passenger services seemed to have been an hourly service with a B141 & 2-3 coaches with an extra train set during the morning an evening rush hour.

    Had a very exciting run over the line behind a 001 with 2 coaches in the mid 80s before the NIR railcars took over. Despite or maybe because of the 50mph line limit acceleration and the sound was phenomenal as the loco accelerated its featherweight train away from each intermediate stop.

    Maybe there is a case for Cork City Council to follow the example of Dunedin in New Zealand and establish a joint venture with IE & the RPSI to operate a shuttle service for cruise ship passengers between Cobh and Cork and excursions to Killarney.

    Dunedin bought a section of the closed Otago Central line from NZR in the late 1980s and set up a joint venture to operate the line as a commercial operation (not a heritage railway! )with a local enthusiasts group http://www.dunedinrailways.co.nz/our_company.

    Not as spectacular but an interesting parallel of what might have happened had Cork City or County Council had bought the Youghal Branch from CIE during the same era.
    John


    If I was going there I would'nt be starting here.

  10. #2140
    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.

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