Views from the Train: Irish Scenery; trains, tracks, cows and snow . . . no wait, What?

Below are a selection of views I made from last weekend’s Irish Railway Record Society 071 Anniversary tour.

In earlier posts, I’ve covered other elements of this excellent railway trip across Ireland on 9-10 April 2016.

All photos were exposed digitally from the train’s windows.

Enjoy!

Irish Rail's Inchicore works as photographed on Saturday morning. This view offers a great cross section of active and stored General Motors diesel locomotives. Note the old 201s still in orange paint. Will they every run again? FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Irish Rail’s Inchicore works as photographed on Saturday morning. This view offers a great cross section of active and stored General Motors diesel locomotives. Note the old 201s still in orange paint. Will they every run again? FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Cows in rural Co. Tipperary as view along the Nenagh Branch on Saturday.
Cows in rural Co. Tipperary as view along the Nenagh Branch on Saturday.
Approach Cloughjordan on the Nenagh Branch.
Approaching Cloughjordan on the Nenagh Branch.
Stormy weather viewed from the Nenagh Branch.
Stormy weather viewed from the Nenagh Branch.
Fixed semaphore near Birdhill, on the Nenagh Branch.
Fixed semaphore near Birdhill, on the Nenagh Branch.
Irish Rail's Limerick shed.
Irish Rail’s Limerick shed.

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Irish Rail 076 at Limerick. This engine will take our train to Cork and Kerry.
Irish Rail 076 at Limerick. This engine will take our train to Cork and Kerry.
Sunset near Killarney dropping down the Bower.
Sunset near Killarney dropping down the Bower.
Killarney County Kerry.
Killarney, County Kerry.
On the Sunday morning run from Tralee to Killarney, approaching Farranfore. It was cold and beginning to snow.
On the Sunday morning run from Tralee to Killarney, approaching Farranfore. It was cold and beginning to snow.
Climbing the Bower out of Killarney. There was some snow to be seen. And this was April. For real.
Climbing the Bower out of Killarney. There was some snow to be seen. And this was April. For real.

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Limerick Junction cross the Cork line at grade. There's a Dublin to Cork Mark4 set heading down road.
Limerick Junction cross the Cork line at grade. Note the  Dublin to Cork Mark4 set heading down road.
Approaching Tipperary town, one of the few places were semaphores survive.
Approaching Tipperary town, one of the few places where semaphores survive.
View near Clonmel, County Tipperary.
View near Clonmel, County Tipperary.
Waterford West on the way toward Kilkenny. Semaphores remain here too! Long may they last.
Waterford West on the way toward Kilkenny. Semaphores remain here too! Long may they last.
Old 2700 railcars stored at Inchicore. Old. Hmm, I seem to recall these cars being delivered 'new'. Hmm.
Old 2700 railcars stored at Inchicore. Old. Hmm, I seem to recall these cars being delivered ‘new’. Hmm.
One of kind livery; Irish Rail 216 in a green primer at Inchicore as seen from the train.
One of kind livery; Irish Rail 216 in a green primer at Inchicore (as seen from the train).
Irish Rail 227 in the new Enterprise at Connolly shed.
Irish Rail 227 in the new Enterprise livery at Connolly shed.

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