Freight in the Mist; Irish Rail 082 Leads Containers in Co. Roscommon.

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Irish Rail’s old Midland Great Western line to Westport follows a rock and roll profile as it works its way across the Midlands.

This is one of Ireland’s busiest freight routes which handles both container and timber traffic.

On misty March afternoon we waited at quiet overpass at Slieve located north of the River Suck (yes, that’s its name) in rural county Roscommon railway-west of the old station at Donamon.

I’d traveled from Dublin with brothers Paul and Jay Monaghan, I navigated and helped locate this photo location.

The roar of Irish 082 could be heard for miles before it came into view leading the down IWT Liner that runs between Dublin and Ballina Co. Mayo.

I exposed this view on the south side of the line using my FujiFilm XT1 with 90mm prime telephoto.

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3 thoughts on “Freight in the Mist; Irish Rail 082 Leads Containers in Co. Roscommon.”

  1. I’ll recheck that. (Surprised you don’t know about “Boards.ie”) A good way to keep up with some information about “Ionrad Eireann” or “Intercity Rail”.

  2. Brian please correct me if I am wrong, I thought I read on “Boards.IE” that timber by rail no longer exists?

    1. I can’t comment on Boards.ie since I know little about it. However unless something has changed very recently, Irish Rail is still moving 2-3 timber trains per week from loading points in County Mayo to Waterford. However the DFDS container train that operated on the Ballina to Waterford route ended a while back. Brian Solomon

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