142 has just crossed the main Limerick - Dublin road and the level crossing can just be seen rising in the background. With the load of shale it powers up the bank en route to the Cement works.
076 is piling on the power as it climbs out with a passenger service from Sligo to Dublin. These are now railcar operated.
076 is pulling the sligo to Waterford Timber which is one of the regular freight trains left on the Irish Network.
A view here of the once regular Cement Train from Limerick to Waterford at a location about a mile East of Limerick Junction. 149 is the other engine.
Now rarely seen on passenger duties is an 071 class. This one is operating a special from Waterford to Claremorris in Co. Mayo with Pilgrims to Knock Shrine and is just north of Limerick Junction.
221 is seen here on a Dublin to Cork Service using the new MKIV stock. A contrast is seen here between the on Semaphore Signals and what was then the newest motive power on Irish Rails.
2602 is approaching Cobh Junction en route to Cork City. It then continues to Mallow which 20 miles north of Cork city. Its nice to see the Semaphore signals still in situ on this line.
142 and 177 are seen here in Enniscorthy about to be couple up to the RPSI stock on the return Journey to Rosslare. The diesels was substituting for No.4 which had failed earlier that day. The two... (more)
177 is working as limerick pilot here and is looking surpirsingly clean. This is one of the 13 bo-bo's left in Irish Service.
144 is seen here acting as station pilot at Limerick and is waiting patiently for its next duty. With Railcars being ever more used on the Irish System scenes like this will soon be a memory.
Not even the nosie from the 141 class disturbs the crow sitting on the fence. The train here consist's of shale for the Mungret Cement works outside Limerick city.
Engine 142 is seen here on the daily Shale traffic with empty hoppers en route to Kilmastulla siding to load the Shale. 16 of the class remain to date and are slowly being withdrawn.
Class 141 seen here laying over in the Waterford yard. Only 16 of the original 37 Locomotives delivery remain in service today with continual withdrawels.
NIR 111 Class seen here about to leave Lisburn on the 'Blue Thunderer' railtour.
The 141 class is seen here in the Limerick Terminas after completing a railtour from Limerick to Rosslare and Return, recreating the Boat trains that used to ply the route. Craven Coach's can be s... (more)