Extra Post: Enterprise 8209 Works IWT Liner.

Thursday, February 26, 2015: Today Enterprise 8209 wearing a new livery (or rather what appears to be about half of the new Enterprise livery) worked Irish Rail’s Dublin (North Wall) to Ballina IWT Liner.

Irish Rail operates container trains for International Warehousing & Transport most weekdays, however it is unusual to find this locomotive working the train. The 201 Class are General Motors-built locomotives technically similar to the F59PHI used in North America.

Irish Rail's IWT Liner passes Platform 10 near Heuston Station. Fuji X-T1 photo.
Irish Rail’s IWT Liner passes Platform 10 near Heuston Station. Fuji X-T1 photo.
Irish Rail's IWT Liner at Islandbridge Junction near Heuston Station on February 26, 2015.  Fuji X-T1 photo.
Irish Rail’s IWT Liner at Islandbridge Junction near Heuston Station on February 26, 2015. Fuji X-T1 photo.
A classic roster view: Irish Rail's IWT Liner at Islandbridge Junction near Heuston Station on February 26, 2015.  Fuji X-T1 photo in 'Velvia' mode. (And yes, yes, I made one in 'Provia' mode too. And a slide.)
A classic roster view: Irish Rail’s IWT Liner at Islandbridge Junction near Heuston Station on February 26, 2015. Fuji X-T1 photo in ‘Velvia’ mode. (And yes, yes, I made one in ‘Provia’ mode too. And a slide.)

Yesterday, I featured locomotive 206 working the Ballina to Dublin IWT Liner which featured a more complete variation of the new paint scheme. At least today, I had the sun, fickle as it may be!

I was lucky because the train was blocked at Islandbridge Junction, giving me an opportunity to expose a few colour slides and then hoof it up the road for another angle.

The IWT works up the 'gullet' on its way west. Fuji X-T1 photo.
The IWT works up the ‘gullet’ on its way west. Fuji X-T1 photo.

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2 thoughts on “Extra Post: Enterprise 8209 Works IWT Liner.”

    1. The obelisk is the ‘Wellington Testimonial’ which sits at the south-eastern corner of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, opposite the River Liffey from Heuston Station. It commemorates various victories by Wellington, such as the battle of Waterloo against Napoleonic forces. Wellington was notionally born in Dublin, although was reported to have issued slanderous comments about the city. None-the-less the obelisk, believe to be the largest in Europe, makes for a nice backdrop when photographing trains.
      I’m getting there with the X-T1. Still learning. But there’s no better way to figure something out, than to use it.

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