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Old General Motors diesel idles under a Victorian Trainshed.

Irish Rail’s 071 class diesels are among the oldest railway vehicles in continuous service in Ireland.

When I made these images last month of Irish Rail 080 under the Victorian-era roof at Dublin’s Connolly Station, the other end of the train was getting all the attention. Dozens of curious on-lookers were anxiously awaiting the arrival of 4-4-0 131.

Old 080 had brought the carriages over from Inchicore and was idling away in comparative obscurity.

How many times have I crossed paths with this old diesel? Now almost a half century old, 080 is a relic among more modern rolling stock.

Where steam locomotive 131 will likely be around for generations to come, poor old 080 is nearing the end of its useful life.

I made these photos using my Lumix LX7.