• All the 198 stations of Ireland

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by bellstbarn
 
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/04 ... ay-couple/

I have watched the first three episodes. Excellent. Vicki is a delight, and the interaction of both with others is super.
Now for a technical question: Sometimes on DART there are two rails outside the running rails for a meter or two. Are they remnants of old station signs "Train Arriving"? New York's BMT, which carried shoes, used these devices on one side to announce "To City" in the station waiting room ahead.
  by bellstbarn
 
Below is a link to the first episode of All the Stations, Ireland.
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Vicki and Geoff travel by ferry to Rosslare, Ireland, and begin their travels on all the passenger services on Ireland, which Vicki often pronounces "island." The banter between this couple gives a lot of the delightful flavor to this series. I think the final stop is Derry, but I have not crossed the Border yet. Each segment is 15 minutes, and each segment has more than a hundred comments and questions from viewers.
You will find a Subscribe button in each episode.
Some comments note errors in the narrative, as when Geoff does not realize that restaurant tables are set up inside the shell of a diesel locomotive. He calls it a carriage. But the errors are minor. Sometimes the editor (presumably back in the U.K., working the same day the duo travel) needs a map to get the order of stations correct.
In order to step onto the platform of each station, the pair will sometimes transfer from an express to a local.
Regrettably, patronage on their runs is low.
The filming is new, March of 2019.
I think we in the United States should emulate the DMU stock Irish Rail bought.
The coaches do not level with the high platforms, so it seems each station has a manual, portable ramp. The Long Island Rail Road does a much better job on matching the heights, yet we have too many lawsuits where the patron did not mind the gap.
Once again, here is a starting episode.
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