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Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 08-04-2010, 18:15
Replies: 102
Views: 37,473
Posted By Derek Wheeler
After you made that quote, John Lynch announced...

After you made that quote, John Lynch announced the closure. Furthermore you say you were invited to a meeting with IE to discuss it. What did you do at that meeting? Roll over and have your tummy...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-01-2009, 20:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4,308
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Was it not predicted by many over 2 years ago,...

Was it not predicted by many over 2 years ago, that the new and all swanked up Cork service would eventually succumb to the usual IE slash and burn approach? It most certainly was.:D
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 03-01-2009, 00:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By Derek Wheeler
They planned the M50 for 17 years before...

They planned the M50 for 17 years before construction started. Planning isn't expensive. Construction is the bogey. I'll stay on the side of disbelief.
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 03-01-2009, 00:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Ah **** it Tom, I was looking forward to Crashing...

Ah **** it Tom, I was looking forward to Crashing and burning such was your outpouring of victorious sentiment.:D
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 22-12-2008, 22:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Just post your tat stamp. Christmas will be over...

Just post your tat stamp. Christmas will be over soon.:rolleyes:

For the record, your 7 current votes do not count as we havent seen your wares.

Its 3-0 to me and the compo ends midnight christmas...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 21-12-2008, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
And finally, how can anyone beat this? SANTA...

And finally, how can anyone beat this?

SANTA SAMANTHA

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And she even used a bit of Dads attitude with that Santa lad!

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Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 23:21
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Bit like Fianna Fail this place.:D It appears...

Bit like Fianna Fail this place.:D It appears that Tom is leading without anyone seeing his decos.:D
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 22:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
And finally the fireplace in the living room is...

And finally the fireplace in the living room is lit with a multitude of seasonal goodies. We have the Xmas stockings and religious symbols such as the crib. Its all in there somewhere amid the neon...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 22:33
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
It just wouldn't be Christmas in my house unless...

It just wouldn't be Christmas in my house unless I had a snowy railway scene going on. Here's a few snaps of Dero's Christmas railway.

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Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 22:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
891 Lets not forget this Ski-ing Santa.

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Lets not forget this Ski-ing Santa.
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 22:28
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Its nice to have lots of Santa's around the...

Its nice to have lots of Santa's around the place. These guys are lit and they move!!!!

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Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2008, 22:16
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
So here we go folks. Apart from the battle of...

So here we go folks. Apart from the battle of wills on RUI,lobbying and rail matters, we now find ourselves at war over crimbo decos!

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Even the biccies & sweets come from a seasonal vessel in my...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-12-2008, 21:39
Replies: 0
Views: 1,201
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Facing the Future

Readers of these boards have a right to hear this.

I am delighted to say that early in the new year a major announcement will be made in Irish Railway circles. An exciting new team of very...
Forum: Commuter Services 16-12-2008, 22:54
Replies: 48
Views: 14,422
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Im with you there Rob. Got caught in it tonight...

Im with you there Rob. Got caught in it tonight aswell. Im not lucking forward to its forthcoming schedule in 09. North Quays were heading to Galway.:D The promoters are not at fault. They just book...
Forum: Commuter Services 16-12-2008, 22:47
Replies: 48
Views: 14,422
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Hammer, Nail, Head. - "How prohibitive the...

Hammer, Nail, Head. - "How prohibitive the current schedules are."

Once again the issue of profit and public service obligations starts to rise from its grave. Its an issue thats endemic throughout...
Forum: Commuter Services 12-12-2008, 21:19
Replies: 48
Views: 14,422
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Sorry, but some of you are still stuck in the...

Sorry, but some of you are still stuck in the mentality of "specials" and planning of extra services etc. Its 2008, not 1908. Lifestyles have changed, Dublin has changed. Regular late running should...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-12-2008, 22:48
Replies: 48
Views: 14,422
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Do your numbers, rehearse your speech, rant your...

Do your numbers, rehearse your speech, rant your rant. But remember the bottom line on this topic is quite simply later public transport. A concept that is still ignored by the railway. Blame the 02....
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 10-12-2008, 00:10
Replies: 0
Views: 1,397
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Christmas FM

http://www.christmasfm.ie

Listen in to this temporary station on 89.9fm. Send in a text request and automatically donate to the ISPCC. The music is seasonal and uplifting, the cause is beyond doubt...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 08-12-2008, 00:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
WAR!

WAR!
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 07-12-2008, 23:55
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By Derek Wheeler
YEAH RIGHT MR. MODERATOR! Like I give a ****...

YEAH RIGHT MR. MODERATOR! Like I give a **** about those useless powers.

This is just a downright and simple battle between testosterone fuelled men and their Christmas deco's. I've flagged this...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 07-12-2008, 23:26
Replies: 347
Views: 133,921
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Fastrack service has been the lifeline for Irish...

Fastrack service has been the lifeline for Irish businesses for many many years. Why? Well because it was the quickest and cheapest method to send goods on a sameday service. A basic parcel can be...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 09-11-2008, 18:34
Replies: 10
Views: 4,437
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Chalk it up if you want, but apart from what Ive...

Chalk it up if you want, but apart from what Ive said already, the world and its mother knew the late night Portlaoise service was coming. I was told that last year in the Connolly Fastrack office of...
Forum: DART 07-11-2008, 23:56
Replies: 7
Views: 3,481
Posted By Derek Wheeler
The reference to Irish Rail suggests you have an...

The reference to Irish Rail suggests you have an alternative source that allows you to break news before they do. But not for the first time, you have lifted info from IRN. Personally and as much as...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 07-11-2008, 22:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,437
Posted By Derek Wheeler
The issue of a later train to portlaoise has been...

The issue of a later train to portlaoise has been on the agenda for a number of years now. Local groups and politicians have been on the case since 2004. IEs excuse was always focused on the new...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 06-11-2008, 19:50
Replies: 10
Views: 4,437
Posted By Derek Wheeler
Apparently it has nothing to do with the Tribune...

Apparently it has nothing to do with the Tribune piece.
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