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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie10646 View Post
    Tony et al

    They DID exist and were small, I think wheeled containers - a fraction the size of my bread containers.

    I have a note somewhere as Michael and I being lovers of Fig Rolls (I"m lying!) were tempted!

    I'll get back on this one.

    Leslie
    Of course, they exist. The photo I have isn't the best but it clearly shows the container and logo with numbers on the side. The chassis is covered by GNRi vans in the foreground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyMcGartland View Post
    Of course, they exist. The photo I have isn't the best but it clearly shows the container and logo with numbers on the side. The chassis is covered by GNRi vans in the foreground.

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    Of course they did! a weeks supply of fig rolls and cream crackers arriving at Ballinamore on the C&L.

    Presumably the containers were loaded at the Bishop Street factory and distributed by rail and road throughout the country.

    Another Irish staple Lyons Tea was shipped by rail for many years in Type B containers in open wagons and later ISO containers http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/5-unit/unitload1.htm
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    If I was going there I would'nt be starting here.

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    I was delighted to get about 15 photos of various bread containers and a selection of wagon photos. Among them was a glimpse of this Jacobs container. Not the best of shots, but interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRENNEIRE View Post
    Lyons Tea container


    I was thinking more of the traditional B type furniture or meat containers which CIE tended to load into open wagons rather than the more modern ISO containers.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/holyco...n/photostream/

    Perhaps Leslie might commission a Lyons Tea or GNR Furniture container
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post
    I was thinking more of the traditional B type furniture or meat containers which CIE tended to load into open wagons rather than the more modern ISO containers.
    Perhaps Leslie might commission a Lyons Tea or GNR Furniture container
    Leslie has done the larger GNR Furniture Container and he is in the process of commissioning a CIE one for his 4 wheel flat wagons.

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    Is this the B type Container you were thinking off, if so they are commercially available but look bigger than the one in your picture on post #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post
    I was thinking more of the traditional B type furniture or meat containers which CIE tended to load into open wagons rather than the more modern ISO containers.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/holyco...n/photostream/

    Perhaps Leslie might commission a Lyons Tea or GNR Furniture container
    Yes those were the type of containers I remember CIE transporting by rail and by road in the 1960s. Dapol unpainted 5 plank wagons would make perfect partners for the containers. I have some Bachmann conflat containers which might be suitable for resprays.

    Interesting in that pic those are BR containers loaded on CIE wagons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    Interesting in that pic those are BR containers loaded on CIE wagons.
    They were certainly on the system but I know little of them. I presume the migrated from NCC territory or ships to various parts of the system. Maybe someone will comment? They seems to fit inside the broad gauge planked wagons pretty easily.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110691...126963382@N07/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/holyco...126963382@N07/ (lurking in the background)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveController View Post
    They were certainly on the system but I know little of them. I presume the migrated from NCC territory or ships to various parts of the system. Maybe someone will comment? They seems to fit inside the broad gauge planked wagons pretty easily.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110691...126963382@N07/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/holyco...126963382@N07/ (lurking in the background)
    They would have mainly come on the BR Irish Sea sailings though Belfast Dublin, Rosslare & Waterford Ports. Most traffic from points in Northern Ireland to the South would have been carried in conventional wagon loads, the Donegal was they exception containers were used to overcome the transhipment problem with the break of gauge and to allow Donegal traffic to travel under bond from Dundalk to destinations in Donegal.

    A lot of the Irish Sea container traffic would have been meat from plants in Munster and the West to the London market and would have had to have been handled smartly by both CIE & BR. Oliver Doyle wrote about weekend specials of meat in containers from the Clover Meats factory in Waterford to Rosslare. Normally the traffic was carried on BR Waterford-Milford Haven service which did not run on Sundays.
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