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Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:41 pm
by John Hinson
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.

Here is the first:
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Photo: N L Cadge 2005, collection of John Hinson

Thanks in advance,

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:14 pm
by Wilkinstown
Beragh on the GNR(I) Portadown to Derry/Londonderry line.

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:03 am
by John Hinson
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

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm
by Wilkinstown
Saintfield, B&CDR

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 1, 2016 2:41 am
by John Hinson
Thank you again!

And the next contender:
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Photo: N L Cadge, collection of John Hinson

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 8, 2016 8:30 am
by John Hinson
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.

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 8, 2016 8:07 pm
by Wilkinstown
Ballybay, GNR(I) Dundalk & Enniskillen.

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 9, 2016 3:16 am
by John Hinson
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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Photo: N L Cadge 2008, collection of John Hinson

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 9, 2016 9:36 pm
by Wilkinstown
Standard MGWR cabin - I would guess on the line between Inny Junction and Cavan, possibly Ballywillan.

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:25 am
by John Hinson
Thanks - yes I can confirm Ballywillan by http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Rai ... tions.html .

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:08 am
by John Hinson
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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Photo: N L Cadge 2008, collection of John Hinson

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:34 am
by Wilkinstown
Tullamore

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:01 am
by John Hinson
Thank you once again . . . I'm not sure where I would be without your input. I'll let you rest now.

Best regards,

John

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:36 am
by Mike Hodgson
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.

Re: Photographs for identification

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:25 am
by John Hinson
Going back a few pictures, the only outstanding one for identification is this one:
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Photo: N L Cadge, collection of John Hinson

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".

John