Irish Sugar Beet Trains 2005

General Motors diesels power the final Irish Rail sugar beet campaign in November, 2005. These trains ran between the central loading facility at Wellington Bridge in southeast Ireland through Waterford to Limerick Junction, then reversed onto the Dublin-Cork mainline as far as Mallow where they entered a short branch line to the processing plant. This represented the last hurrah for high-density goods traffic on Irish rail, running on a line protected with the Electric Token system, semaphores, and manned level crossings. Motive power was single EMD JT22CW’s or paired JL-8/JL-18’s along with the last GL-8’s in service on IR.

London Underground model railway ‘Abbey Road’ on ITV/Sky in 2005 The Tube TV series

Abbey Road was featured in the third & last series of the award winning TV series ‘The Tube’ which was broadcast on London ITV & Sky TV from 2005. The series took a look behind the scenes within London Underground and focused on the many daily challenges of running a busy urban underground transport network. Abbey Road is an end to end 20ft long ’00’ scale exhibition model railway layout that can be seen at various exhibitions around the UK. See our website www.metromodels.net for details of where we are exhibiting & for further information. You can also purchase our model London Underground tube trains online via the website! Mind the doors…..