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« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2022, 07:57:23 am »

Enniscorthy, County Wexford
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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2022, 08:14:05 am »

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, with tunnel viewed from Island Road
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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2022, 09:37:30 am »

track looks a little broad with respect to the tunnel. Ireland perhaps?
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2022, 10:30:06 am »

Here’s how it looks from the other side of the buildings!
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Up95AADdUW6ucA368?g_st=ic
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2022, 12:01:10 pm »

Its Eniscorthy Co Wexford!
The Pharmacy Sign gave it away.
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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2022, 01:10:46 pm »

Correctly identified by a number of members at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. 

Taken on 27th October 2022.  I started the day from a hotel near Heuston Station, Dublin and travelled via what would not be regarded as "any reasonable route" to Enniscorthy - from the tracks in the station forecourt to Busaras, change to George's Dock, walk to Docklands, train to M3 Parkway, [edit to add "train to Broombridge"], train to Connelly, Train to Dun Laoghaire, train to Wexford and train to Enniscorthy,  where I had a couple of hours to look around before finishing my day's travels on a train to Rosslare Europort.

Enniscorthy, as other Irish towns I visited, gave the appearance of a tourist spot - in the centre - but without tourists.  Which so late in the season was probably to be expected, and lots of places which looked  like they weren't in business any more.  Chatting with a local at the station, he was telling me that this was the second poorest town in Ireland and I could believe that.   

No trains called at the station during the hours I was there - I got off a northbound service and joined the next southbound.   And in the meantime, the line had been closed with flags in the middle of the line, taken away by a chap who appeared as if by magic from the buildings in an otherwise closed up set of station facilities - platform accessed via a gap in the wall.  I think I was the only person getting on the train; the chap I had been chatting with was meeting his partner arriving on it.   No customer information or help point. 

I have driven through Enniscorthy many times - good to stop and have a look and in high summer a pleasant riverside, but I can't say it's somewhere I'm eager to go back to.
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« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2022, 07:15:56 am »

December 7th ... where is this and what about it?

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« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2022, 08:31:34 am »

Looks like it might be a R R V access point.
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« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2022, 08:33:59 am »

Sea Mills stations, crossing in use for River Signal and Old Signal stations. There is also a pedestrian underpass.
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« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2022, 08:36:58 am »

It looks like Sea Mills, on the Severn Beach line, with the gate to the allotments and looking across the river Avon to the Pill path on the opposite bank of the river. So the occasional car does cross this crossing (though I've never actually seen one myself), which has a gate on both sides.

I was there a week or two back arriving to catch the train in a tremendous hailstorm which had me completely soaked in a matter of seconds. It was quite dramatic weather, as there had been thunder and lightning all evening, but until then no substantial rain.
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« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2022, 09:23:25 am »

Sea Mills indeed - 25th November 2022, on my way to the memorial / funeral for Julie Boston who has made such a difference to the line.

Somewhat surprised to have a 158 on the service - lovely trains compared to so many others, but with end single doors a real issue for timekeeping now that the trains are busy.





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« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2022, 09:30:18 am »

Yes the path in the bottom photo through the subway and its approaches is often exceedingly muddy!
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« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2022, 10:53:45 am »

That seems to have been a positive reflective day for you, hope it was.

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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2022, 11:30:28 am »

... and possibly below sea level...

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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2022, 01:15:05 pm »

I've sometimes taken the train to Sea Mills in October as it's only a short walk upstream from there to where there were plentiful sloes growing in the Blackthorn bushes along the footpath.  Quite a pleasant stroll back to Redland through Sneyd Park nature reserve or the Woodland trust land then up to and over Bristol Downs.
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