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Today is the day finally. The 3 RPSI baby GMs stored at Inchicore will move to Connolly within the hour. Locos 134,141 and 175 will be hauled by 071 in the retro livery due to head off a 10am. A photo stop is due at Drumcondra station just before 11am before the final short trip to Connolly shed.

 

Wish I could be there for it but stuck in work:((, if anyone can get any pics of the event that would be great.

 

EDIT

Just been informed that the transfer has been cancelled at the last minute due to "operational issues".

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The 2 141s made it. The 121 was left behind

 

:((That's not a good sign for 134.

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On Tuesday 19th July, IE 071 in its retrotrain CIE livery was used to haul the RPSI diesels B141, 175 and 134 from Inchicore to the RPSI Shed at Connolly.

Click the picture below to view all the images from the day.

 

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And two from me taken of all four locos at Inchicore before departure this morning. image-3533597164.jpg

 

 

 

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Thank you. Great photos. Pity about the lack of maintenance on Connoly shed with weeds and shrubs growing from the roof that will ultimately damage the brickwork. Locos look great though. Are the three locos going to be stabled there permenantly?

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And two from me taken of all four locos at Inchicore before departure this morning. [ATTACH]24641[/ATTACH]

 

Fab pic. It's interesting to see the evolution of the loco bodies side by side in historical order from 121 through 141 and 071. Each evolution the side aprons under the sidewalks got shallower and shallower.

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They will remain there for examination and assessment for planning what needs to be done to them for long term preservation.

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. Pity about the lack of maintenance on Connoly shed with weeds and shrubs growing from the roof that will ultimately damage the brickwork.

 

Nope. Fixed. I may have done the RPSI some service in this regard.

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Evening all,

 

As mentioned above, the RPSI moved their diesels from Inchicore to Connolly today in two moves. Click on the photos below to view them full size

 

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Quick question - why does 175 have that coupling on her?

 

Regards,

Kieran

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I don't want to venture too far off topic, but am I getting the impression from the photos that Connolly Shed is no longer in use by Irish Rail, other than for re-fueling?

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I don't want to venture too far off topic' date=' but am I getting the impression from the photos that Connolly Shed is no longer in use by Irish Rail, other than for re-fueling?[/quote']

 

It's now used by the RPSI.

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Quick question - why does 175 have that coupling on her?

 

Regards,

Kieran

It's probably an emergency coupler since she needed a tow at that end coupled to 141 and couldn't be turned. There's a standard one on the trailing end

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It's probably an emergency coupler since she needed a tow at that end coupled to 141 and couldn't be turned. There's a standard one on the trailing end

 

Not exactly right....when 175 was being used as the pilot loco around Inchicore before withdrawal the coupler was used to shunt Mk4 coaches,

It is seen here in the dropped position.

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Whilst on the subject of the Inchicore pilot loco, which one is undertaking this task at present?

 

Stephen

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Must say 071 looks stunning in the original livery. or maybe it's just the fact that it's "shiny and clean"? (to quote Thomas the Tank Engine)

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Whilst on the subject of the Inchicore pilot loco, which one is undertaking this task at present?

 

Stephen

 

An 071. Not sure which one (084 possibly, as I haven't seen a photo of it out recently and it still works)

 

Thanks Noel. Hadn't noticed it before

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Whilst on the subject of the Inchicore pilot loco' date=' which one is undertaking this task at present? Stephen[/quote']

 

084 doing the honours today.

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Not exactly right....when 175 was being used as the pilot loco around Inchicore before withdrawal the coupler was used to shunt Mk4 coaches,

It is seen here in the dropped position.

Thanks, Noel:tumbsup: Interesting fact

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Nope. Fixed. I may have done the RPSI some service in this regard.

 

Hi Richie, would you like to elaborate? :)

 

E.g: have you modelled that building complete with weeds and shrubs growing on it and gutters blocked with weeds?

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