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Irish Narrow Gauge Railways

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by lynbarn, May 27, 2016.

  1. Reading General

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    when we surveyed the line, we reckoned about a third of the sleepers needed immediate replacement , now I 'd say it's all of them. Sad to think we had sourced the sleepers and would have paid for them and laid them...
     
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    Not the most encouraging situation, is it? Do I remember a comment about the ballast used to relay the T&B being that round stuff which gives the Bure Valley line such problems?
     
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    not heard that one. It would benefit from more ballast anyway to raise it more above the high tide line.
     
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    It always tickled me that, on the original line, there were special instructions to cover flooding, not for what to do when the tracks were submerged, but for when the waters reached the ash pan!

    I note that IÉ have included flood mitigation measures for the southern end of the 'Western Rail Corridor' in their next tranche of improvements. Wonder if what works between Limerick and Ennis might provide some pointers for Tralee Basin, when the happy day finally dawns?
     
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    and at the same time the middle section of the line is one of 4 they say could close....you couldn't make it up
     
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    I suspect some "politicking" may be behind that. There are rumblings of discontent over the Dáil Éireann's inaction over any road freight reduction programme. With the shadow cast by Lemming Thursday, there are moves afoot to reroute freight to/from the EU direct from/to Irish ports. I believe Rosslare Europort is earmarked for some big time investment, but how Dublin Port or Port of Cork (also chasing investment) view matters is less clear. A lot of transport policy looks to be up in the air for the time being and from what I've seen, much in the media looks little better than ill-informed wishful guesswork. So nothing new there! My guess is that much of what's being bandied about is tied up with the wider political chess game.
     
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    Latest update From the Nancy Fund, we have Gathered another €10,000 for the Restoration of the Loco.
    in the Next couple of weeks I will transfer That to Sterling and Send it to Alan Keef.
    He in Turn will bring Nancy's Boiler into the Workshop to fit the Smokebox and Ashpan , so thats the Next phase.
    Regards Micheal Kennedy
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    Dromod,
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    Ireland
    Painting Nancy.jpg
     
  8. Felix Holt

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    Hi Mícheál
    A fine looking loco, glad to hear of progress.
    Is the livery in the picture the one she will appear in when finished?
     
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    Not very trad there Felix .....surely just chuck on some dark battleship grey and number it 14L :D

    Can't imagine Mr K would do less than turn out the well proportioned "Nancy" looking every bit as good as "Dromod" or the Keefe carriage. I'll admit to a soft spot for the little trolley I went up the line on, one summer's evening 18 years ago.
     
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    Hopefully Nancy will be turned out in Dark Green and Lined out in Red ,
    Get Nancy Finished First , then Think of Painting Her
    Thanks Again
     
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  11. Felix Holt

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    Does anyone know if there are detailed drawings anywhere of any of the locomotives that ran on the Cork and Muskerry railway? Especially the 4-4-0s?
     
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    Yes there are some about the best bet is the Irish Railway Record Society in Dublin
     
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    Thanx Colin.
    I'm now a member so can make enquiries.
     
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    The Money the next £10,000 has been Received By Patrick Keef on Friday, This is the Key to start the Restoration
    of "Nancy" To Running Condition, May I thank all who Contributed to The Nancy Fund
    Regards Micheal Kennedy. Nancy.jpg
     
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  16. Felix Holt

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    Have the group decided what type of cab will be on the completed loco? Open or enclosed?
     
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    It will Be enclosed Nancy in Daylight.JPG
     
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    The Cab will be enclosed
    View attachment 31143
     
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    Apologies - I know that you posted that picture earlier. I'd forgotten!
     
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