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Thame - Ruislip Lido - Ireland - France


Thame

Dean Goods waiting for action

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

Dean Goods 2562 spent much of the afternoon shuttling between the two stations with a mixed goods. Here the train waits in the loop for action.

(Dave Theobald)
County and Castle double heading

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

1004 'County of Somerset' and 4082 'Windsor Castle' head towards the tunnel with a full complement of passengers.

(Tim Edmonds)
Kings passing Dean Goods

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

6026 'King George VI' and 6029 'King Edward VIII' have just breasted the summit above the tunnel, from which Dean Goods 2562 has emerged with a mixed goods.

(Tim Edmonds)
Kings and Dean Goods in the station

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

6026 'King George VI' and 6029 'King Edward VIII' pause to take water and collect another load of passengers while 2562 waits in the loop with its goods train.

(Tim Edmonds)
In the workshop

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

In the superbly-equipped workshop, 'Saint' class 2986 'Robin Hood' looks ready for the road, while work is in progress on 4-6-2 111 'The Great Bear'.

(Tim Edmonds)
Kings and MDRS chairmen, past and present

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

A pair of kings and a pair of chairmen - 6026 'King George VI' and 6029 'King Edward VIII' working hard up the 1 in 25 gradient to cross the tunnel, with present (Tim Speechley) and previous (Gordon Rippington) MDRS chairmen being the first two passengers.

(Tim Edmonds)
County and Castle double heading

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

1004 'County of Somerset' and 4082 'Windsor Castle' head over the driveway level crossing towards the orchard - branches with apples being a hazard for taller passengers!

(Tim Edmonds)
Shed yard

Private 7¼inch gauge Garden Railway at Thame, 30 July

The shed yard, showing some of the motive power not in use during the MDRS visit - the diesel shunter, Western and 2-8-0.

(Dave Theobald)

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Ruislip Lido Railway

At Ruislip Lido station

Ruislip Lido Railway, 24 June

Members of the MDRS group wait to depart from Ruislip Lido station with the first train of the evening. Our member David Collins, a volunteer at the Ruislip Lido Railway, is on duty on the platform keeping us in order.

(Tim Edmonds)
Mad Bess at Woody Bay

Ruislip Lido Railway, 24 June

'Mad Bess' and 'Bayhurst' sit outside the carriage shed at Woody Bay awaiting their next turn of duty. An oil-fired 2-4-0ST+T, 'Mad Bess' was built by the RLR to the design of Russell Burridge. 'Bayhurst' is a B-B diesel-hydraulic built by Severn Lamb in 2003.

(Tim Edmonds)
Mad Bess on the Ruislip Lido turntable

Ruislip Lido Railway, 24 June

After working her first trip of the evening, 'Mad Bess' is turned on the table at Ruislip Lido station ready to return to Woody Bay.

(Tim Edmonds)
Mad Bess running past the sheds at WOody Bay

Ruislip Lido Railway, 24 June

'Mad Bess' runs off the terminal loop at Woody Bay past 'John Rennie', a B-B diesel-hydraulic built by Severn Lamb in 2004, outside the carriage shed, and 'Graham Alexander', another Severn Lamb B-B built in 1990, outside the workshops.

(Tim Edmonds)
Carriage bogie in the workshops at WOody Bay

Ruislip Lido Railway, 24 June

The railway carries out maintenance and new construction in its workshops at Woody Bay. Here a carriage bogie is connected to the air-brake testing equipment.

(Tim Edmonds)

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Ireland

134 at Kildare

Ireland, 4 May

GM class 121 134 heads an engineer's train through Kildare.

(Mike Walker)
186 near Charleville

Ireland, 4 May

Ex GS&WR J15 0-6-0 186, built by Sharp Stewart in 1879, near Charleville, between Limerick Junction and Mallow.

(Mike Walker)
186 at Mallow

Ireland, 4 May

186 in Mallow station.

(Mike Walker)
Dublin tram

Ireland, 5 May

A Dublin LUAS tram at the outward end of the line at Tallaght.

(Dave Theobald)
Inside Inchicore Works

Ireland, 5 May

NIR 209 receives attention in Inchicore Works.

(Mike Walker)
Inside Inchicore Works

Ireland, 5 May

EMD class 071 Co-Co under overhaul in Inchicore Works.

(Dave Theobald)
Inside Inchicore Works

Ireland, 5 May

Still displayed in Inchicore Works is a diagram of a first-generation class A Metro-Vic Co-Co..

(Dave Theobald)
Inside Inchicore Works

Ireland, 5 May

Resplendant in new livery, overhauled class 201 GM Co-Co receives a radio-controlled lift in Inchicore Works. The overhead cranes are operated from the ground with two hand-held control boxes.

(Dave Theobald)
Sampling Irish boxty cuisine

Ireland, 5 May

The MDRS group sharing a meal at Gallagher's Boxty House, Temple Bar, Dublin (...and if you don't know what a 'boxty' is then go to Dublin and find out!).

(Dave Theobald)
Making clag at Millstreet station

Ireland, 6 May

186 by the fine station at Millstreet, on the G&SW line to Killarney and Tralee.

(Mike Walker)
Monorail at Listowel

Ireland, 7 May

The replica Listowel & Ballybunnion monorail loco on the turntable at Listowel.

(Mike Walker)
Monorail at Listowel

Ireland, 7 May

The replica Listowel & Ballybunnion monorail carriage at Listowel. Built by Allan Keef, this view shows the 'pannier' arrangement on an A-frame guidance system - invented by a Frenchman and used by the Irish.

(Dave Theobald)
362 at Bishopswood Crossing

Ireland, 7 May

Ex NCC 2-6-4T 4, built at Derby in 1947, approaching Bishopswood Crossing, just north of Dundrum on the main line between Limerick Junction and Thurles.

(Mike Walker)

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Baie de Somme

Baie de Somme gala

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

Portuguese Mallet E164 (Henschel 1905) now preserved in Switzerland and visiting for the gala.

(Dave Theobald)
Baie de Somme gala

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

0-6-2T 3714 (Buffaud et Robatel 1909) leaving St Vallery for Cayeux with the first train of the day.

(Dave Theobald)
Baie de Somme gala

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

Another shot of 3714 with the first St Vallery - Cayeux train.

(Dave Theobald)
Baie de Somme gala

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

No 36 arriving at Cayeux.

(Dave Theobald)
Baie de Somme gala

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

Standard gauge visitors from the Kent & East Sussex Railway (twinned with the Baie de Somme) were the P class 0-6-0T and vintage coach, seen here shuttling between St Vallery and Noyelles.

(Dave Theobald)
Pacific 231 on the main line near Pont Remy

Baie de Somme gala, 22 April.

Pacific 231 K8 returning to Paris after visiting Noyelles for the gala.

(Dave Theobald)

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