Irish Rail 211, I Never Went Out for it, but here it is! 4 Views.

Ok, I’ll be honest. Irish Rail 211 seemed like part of the furniture. Just a common 201 class diesel. I didn’t make any special effort to put it on film.

Yet, whenever it passed, hauling freight or passenger, I made photos of it.

It’s hard to believe that its been nearly 10 years since I last saw 211 on the move. Yet, when I look at these photos, the scenes tell all.

So much has changed in the interval.

400mm Telephoto view from the top of Ballybrophy bank on 13 May 2000 with an up-road train from Cork to Dublin.
Kent Station Cork on 10 January 2005. Fujichrome Sensia 100 exposed with a Nikon F3 with 180mm lens.
A down road bubble cement train heading to Cork passes Ballybrophy on 25 March 2005. Exposed with a Nikon on Fujichrome Sensia 100.
Irish Rail 211 in the revised orange and yellow livery as photographed at Islandbridge Junction in Dublin on 10 December 2007. Canon EOS-3 with 50mm lens. Note the Bo-Bo towing a failed Enterprise 201.

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3 comments on “Irish Rail 211, I Never Went Out for it, but here it is! 4 Views.

  1. Michael Walsh on said:

    At least it didn’t autocorrect to something rude!

  2. that’s the unfortunate effect of ‘auto correct’, which has this frustrating habit of changing my prose as a write. I’d disable it if I knew how. I’ll try to correct what I wrote, which should read ‘up road’ not ”uproar’.

  3. Michael Walsh on said:

    What’s an “uproar train”, or has predictive text been doing its thing?

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