RPSI’s The Dublin Rivera—Sunday 3 April 2016.

Yesterday, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) operated a pair of excursions from Dublin’s Connolly Station to Greystones, County Wicklow and return using former Dublin & South Eastern 2-6-0 461.

The trains were well patronized, which demonstrates a continued interest in Irish steam trains.

461 approaches Connolly Station.
461 approaches Connolly Station tender first.

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Driver Ken Fox on the footplate.
Driver Ken Fox on the footplate.

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Dull weather prevailed, while cool temperatures made lots of steam condensation.

Sometimes I find that dull days makes for better steam photos.

Here’s a sample of digital images I made with my FujiFilm X-T1.

Most required contrast and saturation adjustment in post-processing.

Any favorites?

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Connolly shed with two locomotives in steam.
Connolly shed with two locomotives in steam.
View from the Loop Line bridge in Dublin.
View from the Loop Line bridge in Dublin.
461 with admirers in the rain at Greystones.
461 with admirers in the rain at Greystones.
After the trip, Irish Rail 075 brought the RPSI carriages back across to Inchicore.
After the trip, Irish Rail 075 brought the RPSI carriages back across to Inchicore. I made this image using an external  graduated neutral density filter to improve detail in the sky.

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3 thoughts on “RPSI’s The Dublin Rivera—Sunday 3 April 2016.”

  1. Moiré fringes at Greystones! And of course a steam engine and an interested child.

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