Are ye right there Michael

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Where: Leinster, County Offaly, Ireland

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Bord na Mona train at Rhode in Co. Offaly is todays shot from Mr. O'Dea (Biddy Mulligan's nephew!) Given that this is out in the middle of a bog it seems unlikely that we will have a streetview? Many years ago I took a group of Cub Scouts there on a tour during our annual camp and we were informed that much of the rolling stock came from the West Clare Railway and the gauge was similar so the lads sang "Are ye right there Michael" for the rest of the camp.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection:James P. O'Dea

Date: 27th October 1973

NLI Ref.: ODEA 113/10

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 20/Oct/2021 07:57:19

    27 October 1973 was a Saturday . . .

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    cargeofg

    • 20/Oct/2021 08:00:06

    See notes on photo. Tractor is a bit fuzzy on Megazoom but looks like a Fordson Major. Exhaust pipe is outside bonnet on LH side. Dextas came through bonnet. Good write up on Railbuses if you click on above picture.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 20/Oct/2021 08:00:23

    The loco on the left (?) in 1991 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ with lots of information - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50158134338/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 20/Oct/2021 08:08:09

    And the loco on the right (?) also via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50159106278/

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    cargeofg

    • 20/Oct/2021 08:08:29

    Engine at front of wagons looks to be a Wagonmaster by Hunslet. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16084886050/in/photoli...

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    Frank Fullard

    • 20/Oct/2021 08:35:26

    Bord na Mona was a wonderful State organisation. How ironic, and sad, to see we can no longer harvest peat for environmental reasons, yet we can see boat loads coming in from other EU states to Drogheda port to hauled all over the country in big diesel burning trucks. In any event anyone with an interest in this might like to know that there is an old Bord na Mona train on permanent display in Boora bog in County Offaly. Well worth a visit!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2021 09:42:28

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankfullard] And the loco is not behind glass, you can climb all over it! Train gang

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/Oct/2021 10:00:57

    Rhode generating station, above photo, provided 20% of our electricity at its peak, all from local supplies. Two 110-KV lines ran to Maynooth and west Dublin. Now, to appease the Greens, we instead import massive amounts of oil to feed it's oil fired replacement. The local school children were given the day off to watch the old cooling towers being demolished by demolition.

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    cargeofg

    • 20/Oct/2021 11:04:05

    As far as I believe Rhode was also used to incinerate noxious materials sized by An Garda

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Oct/2021 07:22:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Shhhhh

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    cargeofg

    • 21/Oct/2021 08:34:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Ok won't say another word.