On this Day: Beer by Rail!



On 10 May 2005, I exposed this color slide of Irish Rail’s Claremorris Liner from Claude Road in Dublin.

This was toward the end of an era; Irish Rail would only move kegs of beer by rail for another year or so after this image was exposed.

At the time I was working with an F3T fitted with a 180mm lens to make the most of the glinting kegs as the train worked west into the setting sun. To minimize flare, I shaded the front element of my lens with my trusty notebook.

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2 thoughts on “On this Day: Beer by Rail!”

  1. Why did Irish Rail discontinue delivery of beer kegs?
    Noticed that there is a single container as opposed to the ‘three packs’. Hard to see what type of flat car it’s on.

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