Diesel Haulage in Ireland. Double box set.
Filmed on trips during 1996 and 1997, all types are seen at work across the vast majority of the CIE network, including some DEMU action in Belfast. Passenger traffic dominates with Class 071, 121, 141, 181 firmly in the lead. 201s are also seen at work along with a stored A class loco at Limerick. Once again, steam heat dominates on the lesser used lines.
There are a number of runs behind Class 141 and 181 locos as well as some sequences behind 071 and 121. 071s dominate the Waterford and Sligo services with the smaller GM machines working the lesser routes. Freight work is also seen with beat traffic, engineers’ trains, ammonia tanks, Guinness and boxes all making an appearance. A cab ride on 170 whilst acting as station pilot at Dublin Heuston, gives a from the footplate view of the complications and action on offer in the capital. All this variety has now been lost to a new generation of plastic units and as such, this DVD is pure history.
If you enjoyed Ireland before the CAF or are just curious as to what was happening not so far away across the Irish sea, then this DVD will be a treat!
Diesel Haulage in Ireland 1996 (Part 1) 73 mins
18/3 Mullingar – Dublin Heuston – Kildare – Carlow – Limerick
19/3 Limerick – Limerick Junction – Tralee – Farranfore – Killarney – Mallow - Limerick Junction – Waterford – Rosslare Harbour
20/3 Kildare- Limerick Junction – Limerick – Ennis – Limerick – Dromkeen – Dublin Connolly – Mullingar – Sligo
21/3 Dublin Connolly – Skerries – Rush & Lusk – Drogheda - Dundalk
Diesel Haulage in Ireland 1996/97 (Part 2) 64 mins
21/3/96 Belfast Central – Dublin Connolly – Connolly shed
22/3/96 Maynooth - Dublin Connolly – Dublin Heuston – Athy – Kildare – Newbridge – Manulla Junction – Ballina – Ballyhaunis
23/3/96 Dublin Pearse – Wexford - Dublin Connolly
13/10/97 Wellingtonbridge – Waterford – Rosslare Harbour
14/10/97 Waterford - Wellingtonbridge – Waterford
Produced by - Anbrico Felixjaz
Running time - 137 Minutes (2 discs)