1998 and 2018
As it happens, Irish Rail 223 was one of the first Irish locomotives I put on film.
Additional views of 223 were exposed digitally in recent weeks.
Comparatively little rolling stock in service back in 1998 remain active on Irish Rail today.
Who could have guessed that I’d be making photos of Irish Rail 223 more than 20 years after I caught it at Tralee on that cloudy Febraury morning!