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Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:41 pm

Norman Cadge made many visits to Ireland, including annual visits from 1997 to 2005. Most of his photographs of signal boxes are indexed and identifiable but I have some from 2005 and all from his 2008 visit that do not seem to have been indexed. It is possible the 2005 ones are technically duds as some have a colour issue although this can sometimes be corrected digitally. Most are disused cabins, but with 2005 not being too far back I'm hoping identification won't prove too difficult.

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Photo: N L Cadge 2005, collection of John Hinson

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:14 pm

Beragh on the GNR(I) Portadown to Derry/Londonderry line.
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:03 am

Thank you very much - that didn't take long!

Here is the next query:
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Photo: N L Cadge 2008, collection of John Hinson

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm

Saintfield, B&CDR
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Mar 1, 2016 2:41 am

Thank you again!

And the next contender:
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Mar 8, 2016 8:30 am

Here's another unknown one:
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Photo: N L Cadge 2008, collection of John Hinson

There are several shots of this one but the film has turned very blue in all views. I have squeezed as much colour out of it (or should I say into it!) as possible.

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Tue Mar 8, 2016 8:07 pm

Ballybay, GNR(I) Dundalk & Enniskillen.
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Mar 9, 2016 3:16 am

Thank you once again!

Not many left now - this one appears to be in the middle of a field but more likely a capacious garden?
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Wed Mar 9, 2016 9:36 pm

Standard MGWR cabin - I would guess on the line between Inny Junction and Cavan, possibly Ballywillan.
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:25 am

Thanks - yes I can confirm Ballywillan by http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Rai ... tions.html .

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:08 am

And here is the last one for now (although the little Railway Signal Company box shown earlier is still up for identification), this time it comes in glorious Technicolour© and for other reasons should be easier, I hope:

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:34 am

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:01 am

Thank you once again . . . I'm not sure where I would be without your input. I'll let you rest now.

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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:36 am

Thank you for posting them John. It's good to see the Irish are looking after so many boxes and finding uses for them even though they have outlived their original purpose.
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Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postby John Hinson » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:25 am

Going back a few pictures, the only outstanding one for identification is this one:
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Poring over the Signalling Atlas & Signal Box Directory, I find the following listed as Railway Signal Company architecture, frameless, and used as a shed:
Cappoquin
Carrowduff
Killough

I'm hoping it may be one of these - can any be eliminated? Search engines have found me nothing on the web (although I am not renowned for finding things there) and Google Earth has left me with nothing - not knowing the railway geography well I am stumped when GE dumps me in the middle of a field with no apparent sign of a railway trackbed and tells me "this is the place".

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