On Friday morning, I snapped the 08.45 to Ennis passing Longpavement (2725+2726) and I had permission to be where I was when I took the pictures.
On Saturday, I took the 9.35 train myself to Ennis (2717+2718) but the fog played havoc with my photographic quest. When we got to Ennis, our train was routed into Platform 2, whilst 2719+2720, which had left Limerick at 08.45 was carrying a respectable load prior to working the five minute late 10.15 service back from Platform 1.
I did manage to get a picture of two trains at Ennis however, as seen below.
Whilst I was walking around the suburbs of Ennis for 40 minutes, 2717+2718 moved onto Platform 1 but unfortunately, I don’t know if the units used the Galway side or Limerick side for the manoeuvre.
The flooding at Ballycar is serious. Although the line re-opened more than two weeks ago now, it was a scary feeling doing 25mph across what is now a ‘causeway’ about half a mile long with the water on either side only about 3-4 feet below.
With regard to signalling, the semaphores on the Limerick side of Ennis are definitely gone and apart from the level crossing protection signals which were converted to colour-light type two years ago, the approach to Limerick Check from Corbally seems to have been fitted with colour light signals now as well.
Sixmilebridge Station looked fine but the approach road seems incomplete.