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RPSI The Midlander—excursions from Dublin to Maynooth 18 March 2019.


On Monday, 18 March 2019, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland operated its annual The Midlanderexcursions from Connolly Station along the Midland route following the Royal Canal to Maynooth.

This resulted in an uncommon visit by Great Northern Railway (of Ireland) engine number 85 to the  historic Midland Great Western route.

The trains were well patronized and reportedly sold out.

I both traveled and made photos line-side as two trips were operated; the first departing Connolly at 11am, the second just after 3pm.

Connolly Station.

Connolly Station.

Maynooth.

On the return run passing Claude Road in Dublin.

GNR 85 at Connolly Station.

See the RPSI’s site for details about mainline steam and diesel trips in Ireland: https://www.steamtrainsireland.com/programme-of-public-trains

More photos coming soon!

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London St Pancras Station on 3 May 2016.

On this day two years ago (3 May 2016), I spent the morning photographing London’s St. Pancras Station.

The old terminal of the Midland Railway is my favorite London Station, and among the most influential railway stations in Britain.

I’ve featured this station in a number of books, including Depots, Stations & Terminals published by Voyageur Press in 2015, and my new Railway Guide to Europe, now available from Kalmbach Publishing.

https://www.amazon.com/Railway-Depots-Stations-Terminals-Solomon/dp/0760348901

Click here to order Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe.

These photos were exposed digitally using my FujiFilm X-T1. Although I exposed the images in RAW and JPG, all of these images represent the colour and contrast of the in-camera JPG with Fujifilm colour profile.

London St Pancras on 3 May 2016. Exposed with a FujiFilm X-T1 fitted with 18-135mm Fujinon zoom lens.

London St. Pancras. Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 with Zeiss 12mm Touit.

London St. Pancras. Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 with Zeiss 12mm Touit.

London St. Pancras. Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 with Zeiss 12mm Touit.

London St. Pancras. Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 with Zeiss 12mm Touit.

London St. Pancras. Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 with Zeiss 12mm Touit.

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