February 26, 1967

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Where: Kildare, Ireland

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When: 26 February 1967

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Men working hard on a Sunday to relay the south crossover on the railway line at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare.

Thanks to Salmon Leap (hope to be back in March) and Flying Snail for the information that the loco attached to the crane is a Sulzer type.

Date: Sunday, 26 February 1967

NLI Ref.: ODEA 43/43

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    marinela 2008

    • 26/Feb/2012 12:03:54

    Very interesting composition and great B&W !

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    John_A68

    • 26/Feb/2012 12:21:15

    Nice shot, the loco attached to the crane looks like it is a 'Sulzer' type. Maybe someone con confirm this?

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    Eiretrains

    • 26/Feb/2012 12:33:52

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yes it looks to be one of the Sulzer locos. The 'Hatch' as it was known to the likes of O'Dea and others has sure changed quite a bit since 1967.

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    ClickKen04

    • 26/Feb/2012 15:24:00

    God bless your eye sight (& knowledge) lads, I had to look for the loco. lol

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 26/Feb/2012 19:22:03

    The "elephant in the room" is the Cowans Sheldon steam crane, built in Carlisle. Cannot find any details yet. The Breakdown Crane Association www.bdca.org.uk/index.html

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Feb/2012 19:32:34

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach] Two were sold to C.I.É 6 years after this photo was taken: "... Of the original population of ten ‘Modernisation Plan’ 30-tonners, six were extant in early 2009. However the two which had been sold in 1973 to CIE (Ireland) and re-gauged were scrapped in 2009 and the Severn Valley Railway's RS1091/30 was scrapped in 2010."

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    [email protected]

    • 27/Feb/2012 08:57:11

    excellent capture

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    abandoned railways

    • 28/Feb/2012 10:07:54

    The Cowans Sheldon steam crane is at Mallow station yard. Go to the far end of the main car park. www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland/6937792263/in...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Feb/2012 21:55:56

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland It looks to be in good nick.

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 29/Feb/2012 02:14:32

    The crane at Mallow is marked 1920. It has an open cab and a lattice jib. Good that it has been cared for. The crane here looks to be more powerful and has sliding windows to the cab. No hard hats or high-viz jackets in those days. Reminds me of my Hornby train set of years ago.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Feb/2012 20:53:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Do you still have that train set? Bet you do! :)

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 01/Mar/2012 00:25:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland The train set was cast aside many years ago. At the moment I am mapping old railways and coal mines of Scotland. I will be a very old man when I reach Penzance on my website.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Mar/2012 18:09:20

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach So you're going John O'Groats to Land's End (approximately)! What a labour of love...

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 09/Mar/2012 21:09:30

    I too looked at this and thought 'model railway'!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Mar/2012 12:43:24

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture It must be a "boy thing"! :D

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    2c..

    • 16/Mar/2012 16:41:00

    Super Shot, This scene has largely been swept away with the enlargement of Hazelhatch station for Kildare route project in 2009, four platforms now occupy roughly a area up to the middle center telegraph pole. Hopefully this works for you h livestreetviewapp.com/view/53.321793/-6.524248/181.992233

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 20/Mar/2012 01:03:46

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2cme The panorama worked fine on this Acer Aspire One A110 netbook running Linux Mint 11. There is some investment going into this line.

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    2c..

    • 22/Mar/2012 17:50:05

    Thanks Blackpool! handy little app that link is!! They quadrupled the lines, two for commuter & two for mainline in the "Kildare project" www.transport21.ie/Projects/Heavy_Rail/Kildare_Rail_Proje... Hazelhatch here on the other side of the bridge was totally rebuilt with four platforms. h