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I spent the best part of 6 months working down the Docks about 10 years ago Coastal Containers train ran daily round 11.00 an 071 if I remember made an
almighty sound in the Granneries Yard, unfortunately I never brought a camera to work.;-(
Suppose I will start from East Wall Rd Gouldings Fertiliser on the left never saw it in use may have been used for coal traffic in the 1980s, the Port &
Docks board repaired the connection during an upgrade of the Tramway about 10 years ago. Tara on the right, further down sidings into grain stores and
Alexandra Basin on the right closed in the 1970s. Then CIE Oil depot, Texaco, ESSO and Bitumen Suppliers on the right some loose coupled wagons were used on
rail for storage in the bitumen depot.
Before the line was extended into Coastal Containers yard the "tramway" used to end in the middle of the road no stop blocks or anything just short
of the turn for Irish Ferries passenger terminal Asahi was on the left with a trailing siding, B&I was on the right used as a run round loop for Asahi and
by Coastal before the line was extended.
Coastal containers yard at the very end of Alexandra Rd opened 1994? was a very simple arrangement hardly looked set up to deal with a high volume of rail
traffic just a single line with a short run round loop
Oil & Bitumen traffic was worked by Port & Docks tractors from East Wall Rd, CIEs wagons went in & out at all times of day. In the late afternoon
the tractors worked the laden ESSO liners hauled down by tractor & set out for collection by an IE loco on the eastern side East Wall Rd in the evening.
Always made a great sight with a long line of ESSO tank car waiting behind a 001 or 071.
Ah ahppy days I could cry . After a few years of operation
Coastal Containers moved over to the South Quays with containers trucked from the Holyhead Yard, Asahi shut up shop and the rest they say is history
Feb 13 09 7:06 PM
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Feb 14 09 7:03 PM
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Jul 25 09 5:24 PM
Details of the Virgin revamp can be found in Issue 622 of Rail.
Jul 25 09 5:43 PM
A friend tells me that the Mk3 Internationals are all that are being disposed of at present. While I don't agree they were scrap material, they
comprise just one rake and I hope he is right in saying the rest of the fleet, which is in excess of a hundred coaches will be maintained and possibly
refurbished. We'll see if such a refurbishment programme is announced. My faith in IE strategy will be somewhat restored if that is the case.
Jul 25 09 10:56 PM
Jul 25 09 11:08 PM
Madness? No Intercity stock is currently available for the Limerick City to Waterford City or soon to be introduced Limerick City to Galway City services.
Jul 25 09 11:10 PM
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Jul 26 09 11:16 AM
MKIII International Coaches 6204, 6206 & 6207 which were stored in North Wall Yard were removed off Iarnrod Eireann property today. They are bound for
Loughborough (not the GCR) in the UK for non-railway use. Also 6203 & 6205 have been sold to an company in Naas and these were also moved tonight.
Pictures of 6203 and 6205 on the move at http://thewanderersirishrailphotos.fotopic.net/c1728958.html
It's good to see at least some examples of these unique experimental trains seeing further use, albeit not in railway use.
Vehicles 6201, 6401 and 6208 remain at North Wall.
6202 remains at Inchicore.
Jul 26 09 12:53 PM
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Jul 26 09 7:27 PM
As far I as know they are getting an internal refurb, which includes fitting of power sockets. Thank God, they are not altering the seating layout as per
the FGW mk3s. Even if it isn't getting a refub, remember these coaches would have been refurbed around ten years ago when Virgin got the franchise.
Jul 28 09 7:39 AM
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