Slieve Gullion

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James Shields
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The Slieve Gullion, which served on the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) and later CIÉ from 1913 to 1965, and still runs preserved services. When it entered service, it was the most powerful locomotive in Ireland, a title it held until 1932. It hauled the "Enterprise" between Dublin and Belfast.

Slieve Gullion 01 by James Shields, on Flickr

I built this as a wedding present for a friend. It was actually a rebuild of a similar loco that I was never happy with. I must admit I'm a lot happier with the rebuild, and almost regret parting with it.

This is the original loco it was rebuilt from. I was never quite happy with this version, and a few people called it "Thomas the Tank Engine".