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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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