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    The Cravens wired for AEC railcars were 1514, 1515, 1517, 1519, 1520, 1522.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSGSV View Post
    The Cravens wired for AEC railcars were 1514, 1515, 1517, 1519, 1520, 1522.
    Interesting..... I note also the ex-GNR coach in that formation you mentioned from the IRN.

    AEC sets could turn up many variations as already seen, although the GNR generally kept them quite uniform.

    As on CIE, the UTA could manage some fascinating combinations of ex-loco-hauled stock along with their inherited AEC sets - also, of course, MPD and MED sets had old carriages converted to run in them too.

    All in all, a fascinating period in Irish railway history.
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    AEC sets certainly did feature interesting compositions as you say JHB. Railcar sets could even turn up as part of loco-hauled trains as the following shows:

    Irish Railfan's News, August 1970:
    "With the advent of the summer timetable the last railcar working outside Dublin finished. This was the set which worked the Wexford/Rosslare locals. When it was necessary to change the set on these workings the replacement used to be hauled down attached to the 09:00 Pearse Station to Rosslare, the “old” set coming back on the return 15:10".

    The last day of the Thurles-Clonmel line also had an "A" hauling a two-piece railcar set, that acquired an additional ordinary passenger coach during the day - presumably to cope with the crowds.

    In the 1950's, before CIE had built the 24xx series buffets, an interesting selection of older catering vehicles was wired for railcar use, including a clerestory one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    (Britain had DMUs, we had "railcars"!)
    To throw a spanner in the works there - we do have DMU's here. Both the timing type and diagrams state DMU for the 2600/2800/29000 fleets, not railcars. The only type to retain that title is the ICR fleet

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricanemk1c View Post
    To throw a spanner in the works there - we do have DMU's here. Both the timing type and diagrams state DMU for the 2600/2800/29000 fleets, not railcars. The only type to retain that title is the ICR fleet

    Aha! I said "had"......!!

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