12th, 14th to 16th & 17th May 2005

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
Suir Valley Railtour

Locos Used IE 144, W&SVR 3 & steam: 4 & 186
Stock Used set 1: ?
set 2 : booked as 5x RPSI mk2's & 3x IE mk2D's
set 3 : booked as 5x RPSI mk2's & 1x IE mk2D

Route:
12/05 ~ ?
14/05 ~ B600 Dublin Pearse to Rosslare Europort
14/05 ~ B550 : Rosslare Europort to Waterford
15/05 ~ B450 : Waterford to Limerick
15/05 ~ B551 : Limerick to Waterford
16/05 ~ B501 : Waterford to Dublin Connolly
16/05 ~ B100 : Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central
16/05 ~ B111 : Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly
17/05 ~ ?

Date Loco Stock Route
12/05 (1) 186 ? Dublin Connolly - Dublin Pearse - Dun Laoghaire - Bray - Wicklow - Wexford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Europort
12/05 (1) 186 ? Rosslare Europort - Rosslare Strand - Bridgetown - Ballycullane - Waterford
14/05 4 set 2 Dublin Pearse - Dun Laoghaire - Bray - Wicklow - Wexford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Europort
14/05 4 set 2 Rosslare Europort - Rosslare Strand - Bridgetown - Ballycullane - Waterford
15/05 186 set 3 Waterford - Carrick-on-Suir - Clonmel - Tipperary - Milltown Crossing
15/05 144 (2) set 3 Milltown Crossing - Limerick Junction
15/05 186 set 3 Limerick Junction - Milltown Crossing - Dromkeen - Killonan Jn - Limerick
15/05 186 set 3 Limerick - Killonan Jn - Dromkeen - Milltown Crossing - Tipperary - Clonmel (3) - Carrick-on-Suir - Waterford
16/05 4 set 2 Waterford -  - Thomastown - Lavistown South Jn - Lavistown North Jn - Carlow - Kildare - Curragh - Hazelhatch - Inchicore - Islandbridge Jn - Cabra - Glasnevin Jn - Dublin Connolly
16/05 4 set 2 Dublin Connolly - Howth Junction - Drogheda - Dundalk - Newry - Portadown - Lisburn - Belfast Central
16/05 ??? (4) (4) Belfast Central - (reverse of outward route) - Dublin Connolly
17/05 (1) 186 ? Waterford - Rosslare Europort
17/05 (1) 186 ? Rosslare Europort - Dublin

Notes :
(1) Chris Totty comments: This tour was different from the usual RPSI trips in that, for a small fare, you could travel on the empty stock workings which is what I did on 12th May. There was also an opportunity to do Waterford - Rosslare Europort - Dublin on 17th May behind 186 which I did not do.
(2) 186 on rear.
(3) Chris Totty comments: There was a side trip to the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway. The participants detrained at Clonmel and were bussed to Kilmeadon. There loco 3 took us to Waterford Bilberry which is on the south side of the River Suir past the former junction over the river into Waterford IE station. The Chairman of the W&SVR claimed that this was the first passenger train into Bilberry since 1908. From Waterford Bilberry passengers were taken by bus to direct to their Waterford hotels.
(4) Booked for IE diesel plus 3x IE mk2D's.

 Source : Chris Totty

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Totty)

14/05

Location Booked
Pearse 08.10d
Dun-Laoghaire 08/26
Dalkey 08/32
Bray 08/42
Greystones 08/51
Wicklow 09.12 ~ 09.42
Rathdrum 10w05 ~ 10w15
Arklow 10/35
Gorey 10w55 ~ 11w10
Enniscorthy 11.40 ~ 11.50
Wexford 12.16 ~ 12.26
Rosslare Strand 12/44
Rosslare Europort 12w55a ~ 14w15d
Rosslare Strand 14/24
Bridgetown 14/38
Wellingtonbridge 15.00 ~ 15.10
Ballycullane 15.23 ~ 15.38
Campile 15/48
Waterford 16L15a

15/05

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Waterford 09.25d 18.20a
Carrick-on-Suir 09/57 17/46
Clonmel 10w30 ~ 10w50 16w55a ~ 17w15d
Cahir 11/16 16/29
Tipperary 11/46 16/00
Limerick Junction
 (Limerick Junction SB on rtn)
12L00 ~ 12L25 15/35
Dromkeen 12/45 15.01 ~ 15.06
Killonan Jn 12/59 14/47
Limerick 13.10a 14.35d

16/05

Location Booked
Waterford 08.30d
Ballyhale 08/57
Thomastown 09/05
Lavistown South Jn 09/20
Lavistown North Jn 09/23
Muine Bheag 09.45 ~ 10.05
Carlow 10.21 ~10.45
Athy 11w02 ~ 11w27
Cherryville Jn 11/45
Kildare 11/50
Curragh 11/53
Newbridge 11/56
Sallins 12/03
Hazelhatch 12/13
Inchicore 12/26
Islandbridge Jn 12/30
Cabra 12/35
Glasnevin Jn 12/41
Dublin Connolly 12w50a ~

16/05 (cont)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Dublin Connolly ~ 14.20d 20.30a
Howth Junction 14/32 20/17
Malahide 14/40 20/14
Skerries 14/52 20/06
Balbriggan 14/58 20/03
Mosney 15/05 19/59
Drogheda 15w14 ~ 15w24 19/52
Dundalk 15w55 19/29
Newry 16/17 19/13
Poyntzpass 16/27 19/01
Portadown 16/41 18/47
Lurgan 16/50 18/38
Lisburn 17w07 ~ 17w19 18/26
Belfast Central 17L41a 18L12d


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