Portraits: Irish Railway Record Society’s ‘071 class two-day 40th anniversary railtour’

The trains are the excuse to travel, but for me many of the most interesting photos are the portraits.

In the end, it’s the cast of characters that make the trip worthwhile.

Here are just a few from the dozens of images I exposed on Saturday and Sunday 9-10 April 2016.

IRRS tour organizer Shane Roberts at Connolly on the morning of the tour.
IRRS tour organizer Shane Roberts at Connolly on the morning of the tour.
Platform self portraits at Connolly.
Platform self portraits at Connolly.
Fixing a tail lamp.
Fixing a tail lamp.
Green flag to proceed at Connolly.
Green flag to proceed at Connolly.
Discussing logistics in the crew van.
Discussing logistics in the crew van.
On the platform at Kildare.
On the platform at Kildare.
RPSI's bar staff.
RPSI’s bar staff.
At Ballybrophy.
At Ballybrophy.
Ed came all the way from America for this trip.
Ed came all the way from America for this trip.
Sometimes the routine makes for an interesting photograph. Seen at Limerick.
Sometimes the routine makes for an interesting photograph. Seen at Limerick.
Cup of tea in the van.
Cup of tea in the van.
Irish Rail staff are key to operations.
Irish Rail staff are key to operations.
Driver Ken Fox at Charleville.
Driver Ken Fox at Charleville.
Catching up on the platform at Mallow.
Catching up on the platform at Mallow.
Inspection of the equipment.
Inspection of the equipment.
Crossing the viaduct at Mallow.
Crossing the viaduct at Mallow.

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Cast of characters at Rathmore.
Cast of characters at Rathmore.
Going for spin in the snow, like.
Going for spin in the snow, like.
Buffet car staff.
Buffet car staff.

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Photographers at Rath.more
Photographers at Rathmore.
Photographers vying for position at Waterford.
Photographers vying for position at Waterford.
Reviewing results.
Reviewing results.
Product placement; Noel Enright holds my new book Railway Depots, Stations and Terminals.
Product placement; Noel Enright holds my new book Railway Depots, Stations and Terminals.
Watching the passing greenery.
Watching the passing greenery.
People wave at the train.
People wave at the train.

All of the above were made with my Lumix LX7.

More photos to come soon.

Tracking the Light posts everyday.

2 comments on “Portraits: Irish Railway Record Society’s ‘071 class two-day 40th anniversary railtour’

  1. Michael Walsh on said:

    NIce way of recording the Tour from different viewpoints or several “Tracking the LIght”s.

  2. Bill Sample on said:

    Enjoying your images! Thanks for sharing.