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The Arthur John Guinnesson Brewery Railroad
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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2016 10:54 pm
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Ok, so the name may be somewhat telling. As I'm typing this I am awake for the first day after totaling 15 hours in the air returning from a two week trip around the UK and Ireland. Being the typical tourist (and with me working towards a Cicerone Beer Tasting certification) the Guinness Brewery tour at St. James was a given stop. After walking through the tour and seeing how big production really was, we stumbled upon the section about the early years of transportation in and around the Guinness brewery.

From that moment on I knew i wanted to add something like a narrow gauge brewery line to what will be an already brewery heavy main line operation (more on that over in my White Sulphur Creek Blog (i did these posts in reverse order so its not actually there yet...)). What about the name? Well the name actually came from a sleep deprived flub from my wife. On the first morning we were in Dublin we were running on relatively low sleep and she asked me if i had gotten our tickets for the 'guinnesson' Brewery (for those that dont know the brewery tour and the Old Jameison Tour are walking distance from each other)so the name stuck.

My idea for now since i havent had a whole lot of luck with my HO layout (since space is still an issue) is to build an HO scale brewery with an N Scale shortline (HOn3?) and make a transfer point that will eventually connect it to the rest of the layout! hopefully by the end of the week i will have some final idea and be able to start work, but for now here is the informational page for the Guinness Brewery Line.

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/22/Guinness.htm

Cheers!
Ken



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 Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2016 08:00 am
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there is a book out on the Guiness Brewery railway system.

"Shifting the Stout" at 8:50 pounds available from
"Camden" with 9 engine plans and 60 photos, could well be worth a look.
Have not had a Guiness for about 4 hours <G>.

Ken C
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