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Leg 39 - Cork (EICK) to Dublin (EIDW)

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Well, here is the penultimate leg of this ATWC - doesn't seem to have taken that long this time!

 

Anyway, I was sitting at home relaxing when Clem called. He'd arrived at Cork safely and that meant one thing - I had to take the baton to Dublin. Intensive planning was required, but the time to do that was on the train down the Cork. No problem - the 10:42 ex. Portlaoise is a nice Mark IV set with Wi-Fi, so everything should work out.

 

Plan-G was loaded and the plan plotted. Feels like I've just gone past some of these places.......

 

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Yep - following the railway line!

 

 

 

The next morning I went down to the airport to collect my aircraft. It was going to be a wet day by the looks of it, but I'm sure 161 would have no problems.

 

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An Aer Arann ATR72 is parked next to me

 

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Engine started and taxing out

 

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Passing a TNT 146 and an Aer Lingus A321

 

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Time to go

 

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Lift off

 

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Gear cleaned up

 

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The weather has cleared up a bit and we head to Cork city centre

 

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This is supposed to be where Cork Kent station should be - 165.25 miles from Dublin Heuston station

 

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The tunnel out of Cork gives some wonderful sound effects

 

 

Anyway, when the railway pops out of the tunnel we pick up FS' version of the railway

 

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Hmm - not very good is it? Anyway, here is Mallow station, 144.5 miles from Heuston

 

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Carrying on

 

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This is Limerick Junction - famous for it's flat crossing. It's 107 miles from Heuston and 22 miles from Limerick itself

 

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Templemore, 78.75 miles to go

 

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A view from the cockpit as the clouds clear

 

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Some general shots

 

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This is where Laois Traincare Depot should be in Portlaoise, home of the 22000 Class DMU's. 52.5 miles from Heuston

 

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Portlaoise itself, 51 miles

 

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Portarlington, the join point of the Wesport/Galway lines, 41.75 miles

 

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A couple more general shots

 

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Weston airport

 

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Dublin ahead

 

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Journey's end at Dublin Heuston

 

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The Museum

 

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And over to Dublin Airport

 

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Head to head against a 737

 

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An odd approach

 

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But down safely

 

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The Aer Lingus Retro-Jet

 

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Taxiing in

 

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And shut down

 

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Thanks for viewing folks!

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Well done Chuck!  :thum:

 

I agree with Dai, that was a good route to take.

 

We missed you on the final leg home  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Joe

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Well done Kieran (Couldn't have been Chuck flying Joe, the pilot was lacking that distinctive beak/nose ;)

 

But that railway line seemed awfully deserted to me ;)

 

To bad you missed the on-line event.. we had a blast (hopefully it will be evident in the upcoming video too ;) )

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Nice one Kieran.  Not surprising there was a rail theme as well.  After having done a low level flight in the Ju 52 way back somewhere when we started the ATWC IV I know how much work and fun they can be...good job in the "Spit".

 

Cheers

Andrew

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