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Irish Rail Heritage Locomotive Works the Sperry Train.

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On Monday, 13 March 2017, I photographed Irish Rail 071 in heritage paint working the Sperry rail-defect detection train. (The Sperry equipment is in a yellow container at the middle of the train).

I’d planned these photographs at ‘the Gullet’ (west of Islandbridge Junction between Dublin Heuston and Inchicore) on the previous Friday, but the train was canceled. Patience and persistence paid off in the end. (There’s your tips for the day).

Irish Rail 071 works west  on the morning of 13 March 2017. Exposed digitally with a FujiFilm X-T1 fitted with 18-135mm lens. File adjusted for contrast using Lightroom.
Exposed using a Panasonic Lumix LX7.
Trailing view exposed with a FujiFilm X-T1.

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Views from the Gullet.

Irish Rail’s section of three tracks running from Islandbridge Junction to Inchicore in Dublin runs upgrade through a cutting (parallel to Con Colbert Road) known colloquially as ‘The Gullet’.

On Friday, 10 March 2017, I exposed these photos over one half an hour.

My primary subject was Irish Rail’s elusive spoil train that was expected up-road. When this passed, I relocated.

Exposed with a FujiFilm X-T1 with f2.0 90mm prime lens.
Exposed with a FujiFilm X-T1 with f2.0 90mm prime lens.
Irish Rail GM diesel 072 leads the empty spoil train on 10 March, 2017. Exposed with a FujiFilm X-T1 with f2.0 90mm prime lens.

 

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Irish Rail Passenger Trains; Grab Shot in the Gullet, Dublin.

The other day I was at the St. John’s Road roundabout. A Mark4 set was blocked as an in-bound ICR (intercity railcar) bound for Dublin’s Heuston Station over took it on the middle road.

The Gullet is the three track section in a cutting on approach to Islandbridge Junction in Dublin.
The Gullet is the three track section in a cutting on approach to Islandbridge Junction in Dublin.

Using my Lumix LX-7, I made this photo by holding the camera over the wall and gauging composition from the live-view digital display at the back of the camera.

I lightened the shadows in post-processing to improve contrast.

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