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Irish Destinations: Stations visited during Irish Railway Record Society’s 071 Tour—20 New Photos.

Irish Railway Record Society’s ‘071 class two-day 40th anniversary railtour‘ covered a lot of ground in just two days.

The trip represented a mastery of coordination; special to thanks to everyone at Irish Railway Record Society, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, and Irish Rail!

This a selection of 20 new images I made with my Lumix LX7. (I’m still down-loading the photos made with my FujiFilm X-T1).

The train was comprised of Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's Cravens, seen here at Dublin's Connolly Station. Lumix LX7 photo.
The train was comprised of Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s Cravens, seen here at Dublin’s Connolly Station. Lumix LX7 photo.

We started and finished at Dublin’s Connolly Station, running to Ballybrophy (with train continuing ‘empty carriages’ to Lisduff sidings to change direction, then via the Nenagh Branch to Limerick.

Limerick to Cork, Cork back to Mallow, then to Killarney for an overnight stay. In the morning to Tralee (my visit there since I bought a digital camera!) then back to Kilarney.

Back via Mallow to Limerick Junction, then down my favorite line to Waterford via Carrick-on-Suir. From Waterford to Killkenny and via Cherryville Junction back up to Dublin.

There were lots of intermediate photographic stops along the way.

Engine 083 brought us from Dublin to Limerick via Nenagh. Viewed in a rare moment of sun at Connolly Station in Dublin.
Engine 083 brought us from Dublin to Limerick via Nenagh. Viewed in a rare moment of sun at Connolly Station in Dublin.

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In the bay at Ballybrophy.
In the bay at Ballybrophy.
Change of locos at Limerick; here 076 took over.
Change of locos at Limerick; here 076 took over.
083 at Limerick under the train shed.
083 at Limerick under the train shed.

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Ken Fox at the throttle after arriving in Cork.
Ken Fox at the throttle after arriving in Cork.

 

Kent Station in Cork features an unusual curved train shed, which I've featured in my recent book Railway Depots, Stations and Terminals (published by Voyageur Press).
Kent Station in Cork features an unusual curved train shed, which I’ve featured in my recent book Railway Depots, Stations and Terminals (published by Voyageur Press).
Amoung our numerous photo stops included a brief visit to Rathmore on the line from Mallow to Killarney.