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Forum: DART 11-07-2010, 07:32
Replies: 4
Views: 7,955
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Fat lot of good reporting it to the ticket clerk...

Fat lot of good reporting it to the ticket clerk will do. You need to contact the Organ Grinder not his monkey.

Dick Fearn,
CEO,
Irish Rail,
Connolly Station,
Dublin.1.

A photo might also be...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-06-2010, 15:09
Replies: 10
Views: 5,046
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
According to informed sources it was due to the...

According to informed sources it was due to the work of local village idiots placing rocks on the tracks. Ferns is not known for this behaviour - at least not in relation to the railway - it usually...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 31-05-2010, 21:32
Replies: 347
Views: 272,168
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Thanks. RUI officers seem to love abbreviations -...

Thanks. RUI officers seem to love abbreviations - makes them appear more knowledgeable. :D
Forum: Intercity and Regional 31-05-2010, 17:19
Replies: 347
Views: 272,168
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
RPU ? :confused:

RPU ? :confused:
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 20-05-2010, 21:34
Replies: 77
Views: 71,215
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
All over bar the shouting.

From the Facebook campaign tonight: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=367387502018

Joe Ryan Tomorrows papers will carry notices from Irish Rail setting out their intention to end...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-05-2010, 17:06
Replies: 28
Views: 9,582
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
The area around the station and canal in...

The area around the station and canal in Mullingar has been a scumbag magnet for decades so what can you expect!
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-05-2010, 17:02
Replies: 26
Views: 15,242
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
I'm sorry but not surprised to hear about the...

I'm sorry but not surprised to hear about the shambles on the Sligo line but I'm sure Barry Kenny will have a perfectly reasonable explanation for it - probably something to do with the Icelandic...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 29-04-2010, 21:54
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
ccos - Like you I keep on hammering away at the...

ccos - Like you I keep on hammering away at the Greens hoping that they will wake up before they follow the Dodo into extinction. My last letter to Ciaran Cuffe about the South Wexford line...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 25-04-2010, 21:49
Replies: 347
Views: 272,168
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Had the dubious pleasure of travelling on the...

Had the dubious pleasure of travelling on the 10.25 Enniscorthy/Connolly ICR this morning and while I appreciate the greatly reduced engine noise and generally better layout of the carriages I was...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-04-2010, 21:35
Replies: 27
Views: 10,791
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Superb letter, especially the reference to who...

Superb letter, especially the reference to who could name the PR spin doctors in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. :D
Forum: All stops to Thurles 15-04-2010, 09:40
Replies: 58
Views: 41,405
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
I refer to my post #16 in this thread - which has...

I refer to my post #16 in this thread - which has had no response due to the fact that I'm either correct or a nutter - and I still maintain that properly trained, well motivated platform staff are...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 14-04-2010, 18:02
Replies: 77
Views: 71,215
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
I spoke to someone in the NTA today and he...

I spoke to someone in the NTA today and he confirmed that while they are NOT seeking submissions they are happy to receive them and there is NO deadline. Might I ask where you got the account...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 12-04-2010, 14:20
Replies: 347
Views: 272,168
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Sealink - excellent couple of posts there....

Sealink - excellent couple of posts there. Illustrated descriptions of journeys undertaken on the network are just what is needed to add a bit of life to this site as well as being an excellent way...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 08-04-2010, 13:13
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Mark - I'm not a technical person so please can...

Mark - I'm not a technical person so please can you expand upon this point: 'For reference a 3 coach ICR would use twice the fuel of a 2 coach 2700 and would be slower point to point and massively...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 08-04-2010, 10:19
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
The Western Rail Corridor (Claremorris/Limerick...

The Western Rail Corridor (Claremorris/Limerick portion) in 1976. I thought we had moved on from here! I must say I am disappointed, but not surprised, by the low profile adopted by RUI on this...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 06-04-2010, 09:38
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Typical sloppy piece of journalism from 'the...

Typical sloppy piece of journalism from 'the paper of record' - no reference as to where the meeting is being held - or the fact that it is not possible to return from Waterford to Wexford EVER not...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 31-03-2010, 10:14
Replies: 8
Views: 3,218
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
More to the point, do RUI have anything to say?

More to the point, do RUI have anything to say?
Forum: All stops to Thurles 29-03-2010, 22:23
Replies: 58
Views: 41,405
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
I don't know how old any of the other posters...

I don't know how old any of the other posters here are but I have been travelling on CIE trains since the mid-1960s and have seen more different ticket barriers than you can shake a big stick at. The...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 16-03-2010, 08:58
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
TomB - sorry if you thought my post a bit OTT but...

TomB - sorry if you thought my post a bit OTT but I am more than a bit annoyed. I don't know where you get your 90% figure from and I can tell you as somebody who uses the line when possible, lived...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 14-03-2010, 13:19
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
I've just had a look at the main site and some...

I've just had a look at the main site and some rubbish about ticketing comes up when you click on Waterford/Rosslare closure - very professional. Now I see you have something up under latest news...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 13-03-2010, 10:37
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
IE do not have a fair point - there's not a line...

IE do not have a fair point - there's not a line in the country that doesn't lose money so perhaps the entire system should close down??:mad:
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 11-03-2010, 11:11
Replies: 102
Views: 79,084
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Is that the limit of Railusers Ireland response?...

Is that the limit of Railusers Ireland response? If so it's easy to see why RUI are regarded as Palerail by many. :confused:
Forum: Dublin Galway 04-03-2010, 10:30
Replies: 35
Views: 30,475
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
My memory and that of James Howard differ on the...

My memory and that of James Howard differ on the level of service provided on the Sligo line - I never in all my years of travelling on the the route 1977/98 can recall 1st class in operation let...
Forum: Dublin Galway 28-02-2010, 22:56
Replies: 35
Views: 30,475
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
That's precisely why the 1st class carriage has...

That's precisely why the 1st class carriage has always been marshalled with the dining car between it and the standard class carriages. Apart from the difficulties that would be caused by moving the...
Forum: Dublin Galway 28-02-2010, 18:08
Replies: 35
Views: 30,475
Posted By PLUMB LOCO
Never even seen a 22000 diner but I can just...

Never even seen a 22000 diner but I can just imagine!! However, there were two Cravens fitted out with a 'compartment' at one end - one used to be regular on Irish Traction Group railtours. They were...
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