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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:11 pm

grammer wrote:The Day after the tram was stripped by souviner hunters in Blackrock -1949


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Good ones Grammer. Where was the Blackrock Depot situated?


And just as well it didn't go through the Noggin or there would have been nothing left, never mind even getting to Dalkey! :D :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:37 am

Strum wrote
Where was the Blackrock Depot situated?
If you go around the corner where Europa motors were- it was on the left -I think :?
It could have been the old Europa Motors buildings -
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Enviro500 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:58 am

Spot on Strum,

Right on the bend and the little cottages were on the Blackrock side of the 'Shed'. as depots were called.. My gt Uncle Billy Bright was a conductor on them and lived in 'Tramway Cottages' next door. They were originally built for the crews..so William Martin Murphy cannot have been all bad !!!!
Anyway Grammer you remember uncle Bill, Grammer, Dermot and Tony's Da, always at Longford V, with my Nan...
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:36 am

Spot on Grammer morelike. :D

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:06 pm

Hi All

Have a look at UTube Christmas in Dalkey 2010.

If you hav'nt seen it ,its well worth a look.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:53 pm

TT.T,

Will do...
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Re: Dalkey Tram

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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:46 pm

That's very good.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:18 pm

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This was a notice inside one of the Dalkey Trams.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:21 pm

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Looking down the Tram stairs from the top deck.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:54 am

Thomastown,

Love to see these old tram photos. Was only on the Howth tram - used to go out there on Sundays on the train to Howth then the tram. Great memories.

While I was looking at photos I scrolled up to look at the video Christmas in Dalkey posted on 27 Nov. This is so good -hats off to Tony Fahy. My neighbour must be tired listening to Vivaldi - I have played the video so many times. Such a compilation - the Irish Tourist Board could use it as a promotion it makes Dalkey look like a romantic Austrian Village. I think I'll replay it again.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:11 am

Great photos of the tram TT
anymore -anymore??????
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:53 pm

Dont know whether this photo was up before but.......
the park gates and tram coming from Dalkey.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:57 pm

That's a brilliant photo Grammer. :D
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby keeper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:57 pm

Grammer ! the quality of these photos never fail to amaze me, given when they were taken, they are brilliant, even the Cadbury's sign on the upper deck of the tram is in focus !!
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:08 am

Yeh have to agree with you keeper
They look as tho' they were only taken yesterday.
those photographers certainly knew their trade inside and out
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby spudseamus » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:08 am

old glass negs i would think --they always produce a great photo
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby keeper » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:03 pm

A friend of mine used an old tram stairway to access his attic conversion in his bungalow,I thought it was a great idea, very little modification was needed and did the job perfectly in a tight space.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:02 pm

grammer wrote:Great photos of the tram TT
anymore -anymore??????

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Dalkey tram just passed Imco on its way to Dalkey. Where's the traffic?
Horse & Cart must have passed this way not long ago. Note manure on road.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:42 pm

Great photo TT
you've got a great collection.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:37 am

Great shot of the tram in full flight Thomastown. Just a little before my time..Imco was a lovely building then..now it is derelict and covered in graffiti.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:49 pm

Rocker wrote:Great shot of the tram in full flight Thomastown. Just a little before my time..Imco was a lovely building then..now it is derelict and covered in graffiti.

Hi Rocker

That photo always reminds me of a happy story about a lady who lived in Eden Villas. She worked in Imco as a young girl. She got the tram to and from work every day.
She got to know the tram driver very well and eventually married him. They had a lovely family and lived in Eden Villas all their married life.When she told me the story of how they met I gave them a copy of the photo and they had it framed and it held pride of place in their home.Sadly they passed away a few years ago but I know they loved that photo.

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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:01 pm

Thomastown,

What a lovely story.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Jemser » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:25 pm

Great story TT, isn't it amazing how a small kind act can bring so much joy to someone's life.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby spudseamus » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:34 am

Jemser wrote:Great story TT, isn't it amazing how a small kind act can bring so much joy to someone's life.


Yes indeed Jemster ! I have said it before in here that the pics and story's gave my Da so much pleasure in the last years of his life ! In fact it's worth saying that when I started printing out stuff for him , he seemed to get a new lease on life in my opinion ! So folks all the scraps of info are like a giant jigsaw ,sometimes the picture will be complete sometimes it will have that one piece missing. Well done to all who contribute to the jigsaw wuu
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