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The Lads at Maam Cross on Film.

I exposed a variety of slides during our visit to Maam Cross in October.

Jim Deegan and company were hard at work on the on their Midland Great Western restoration project when Kris and I arrived by coach.

Working with a 30-year old Nikon F3 loaded with Fujichrome Provia 100F, I made these slides of the lads.

The film was processed and mounted by AgX Imaging in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. I scanned the slides with a Nikon LS5000 slide scanner powered by VueScan 9.7.08 software and processed the TIF files in Adobe Lightroom for presentation here.

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Maam Cross Details and People

Kris and I agree that the highlight of our Irish visit was the adventure to Maam Cross.

This heritage railway in progress captures the spirit of rural Irish Railways.

What makes this railway special is its attention to detail, comradery of the participants, and its setting in remote windswept landscape that embodies the West of Ireland.

These are just a few photos from our wonderful visit two weeks ago.

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Adventure to Maam Cross

Two weeks ago, Kris and I made a trip to Maam Cross, Co. Galway.

Taking Irish Rail from Dublin to Galway was the first leg of our journey.

My friends working on the Midland Great Western restoration project at Maam Cross, invited and encouraged us to make this bold trip.

From Galway we caught a bus that traveled across the Connemara to the windswept crossroads at Maam Cross, where we set out on foot to reach one of Ireland’s most interesting preserved railways.

LX7 photo at the Maam Cross bus stop.

There we were greeted by the lads working to transform a portion of the old Clifden Branch into Ireland’s most scenic railway excursion.

Shortly after arrived we were greeted by wind, rain, hail, sun and a brilliant rainbow.

We visited the new signal cabin, were given a private train ride, and were able to inspect the progress on this ambitious new preserved railway.

I made these photos with my Lumix LX7 and Nikon Z6.

Noel Enright gives us the signal to depart!
Kris gets a lesson in interlocking operations

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