Markle Associates

Irish Rail Archive Videos Volume 1 to 4
(see also Irish Rail Archive Vols 5 to 7)


The following Irish Railway Archive videos are currently available from Markle Associates:


Irish Rail Archive Volume 1 & 2 - Dundalk and the West of Ireland

 

These two videos, along with numbers 3 and 4 of the series, were first published on VHS tape in 2000.  Together they give a geographic picture of the Irish railway scene in the period from around 1967 to 1999. They have now been remastered with improved images and sound, and released as double length programmes on DVD.

Volume One features the lines from Dublin to Dundalk and Dublin to Sligo. The Branch lines featured in this section include the former Kingscourt branch, which is now closed beyond Navan. The Mullingar to Athlone line used to be the main line to Galway, but is now disused. And finally, we see the “Burma Road” line from Collooney to Claremorris which was closed in 1975.

Volume Two starts at Heuston station in Dublin, gateway to the West and South of Ireland. We follow along the Cork Main Line, stopping just short of Limerick Junction. We also travel the lines to Westport, Ballina and Galway. There then follows a short trip on the now closed branch to Loughrea. After a visit to the line between Claremorris to Limerick now the subject of re-opening schemes and known as the “Western Rail Corridor”, we return finally to Ballybrophy to see the once busy route to Killonan via Roscrea.

 Trains covered include express passenger workings of air conditioned coaches hauled by 071 and 201 class locomotives, and branch workings with small GM 121, 141 and 181 and B201 class engines. One of the Knock pilgrimage trains is featured as are unusual passenger trips with a preserved Maybach engine formerly employed between North Wall and Heuston in Dublin. The freight workings are hauled by 201, 001 and 141 class locos. Finally we have the loose coupled operations at Sligo and Mayo in the 1960s and 70s.

Running time 1 hour 45 minutes.

Price £16.95. Post and packing £1 per order (UK) £3 per order (outside UK)

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Click here if you are in the UK      --- OR ---     Click here if you are elsewhere (Republic of Ireland, Europe, etc)

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Irish Rail Archive Volume 3 & 4 - The South and South East of Ireland

These two videos, along with numbers 1 and 2 of the series, were first published on VHS tape in 2000.  Together they give a geographic picture of the Irish railway scene in the period from around 1967 to 1999. They have now been remastered with improved images and sound, and released as double length programmes on DVD.

 Volume 3 starts at Limerick, proceeding to Carrick on Suir via a short detour to the Foynes branch. Then we follow the Cork Main Line south from Limerick Junction. Beyond Cork we journey to Cobh with a visit to the Youghal Branch along the way. We also visit the Kerry line including taking a look at Killarney. Finally we see the workers of Tralee on one of their summer Sunday trips to  take the bracing Atlantic air at Fenit.

Volume 4 begins with the electrified DART services. The video follows the former Dublin and South Eastern Railway main line via Bray Head and down the East Coast of Ireland. There is a short feature on the Northern Ireland Railways railcars which once operated over this section, as well as coverage of the ammonia, cement and fertiliser trains which no longer run on this route. We then see the services to Rosslare Harbour before crossing via the South Wexford line to Waterford. The journey back to Cherryville Junction on the Dublin to Cork line is via the line to Kilkenny.

Locomotives featured include 001, 121, 141, 181, 071 and 201 classes, and the rolling stock includes Cravens, Mark 2 and 3 coaches, as well as older wooden bodied stock. More modern rolling stock also appears in the form of Japanese-built railcars. Freights are in the hands of various locomotives, including 001 and 201 class Metropolitan Vickers locomotives dating from the 1950s. During a series of visits to Athy we see a procession of trains, including the former cement working to the Tegral factory.

Running time 1 hour 45 minutes approximately. 

Price £16.95. Post and packing £1 per order (UK) £3 per order (outside UK)

To order the DVD for £16.95 + P&P, click one of the links below to send to send a blank email to us.

Click here if you are in the UK      --- OR ---     Click here if you are elsewhere (Republic of Ireland, Europe, etc)

We will then send you a Paypal invoice to allow you to pay by Paypal or credit card or debit card.

If you are not familiar with the Paypal process we can offer help to go through the process.

Or, you can just send us an email saying what you want and where you are - we will send the invoice accordingly. We also accept orders by post (see "Order Form and Shops" in the table below).

To order by post or to find stockists, click on "Order Form and Shops" link below  


Click the page you wish to see from the table below.

Markle Home Page

Irish Railway Review Nos 9 to 11

 Irish Rail Archive Vols. 5 to 8 

  Irish Railway Review Nos 5 to 8

Irish Rail Archive Vols 1 to 4

Order Form and Other Sellers

Irish Railway Review Nos 1 to 4

Northern Ireland Railways DVDs

Products

 French Railway DVDs

British Railway DVD

About us, Q&A

London Underground Book

Problems with videos? Tech stuff 


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Markle Associates,
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Ayton,
Berwickshire, Scotland,
TD14 5RR
Telephone: 0189 07 81991