8th October 2005

I.T.G. Railtours
Plan C

Locos Used IE 145, 153, 160 & 162
Stock Used 1543+1532+1508+1520+1533+1504+3184

Route:
B800 : Dublin Connolly to Ballina
B801 : Ballina to Claremorris
B802 : Claremorris to Westport
B803 : Westport to Dublin Connolly

Locos Route
162 + 160 Dublin Connolly - North Strand Jn - Glasnevin Jn - Dublin Heuston [P10] - Islandbridge Jn - Kildare - Portarlington - Geashill (Down Side Main) - Tullamore (Down Side Main) - Clara (Platform Road, Up Side Main) - Clonydonnin (Down Side Main) - Athlone (Up Side Main) - Athlone Midland (Down Side Main) - Knockcroghery (Up Side Main) - Roscommon (Down Side Main) - Castlerea (Up Side Main) - Ballyhaunis (Up Side Main) - Claremorris (Up Side Main) - Manulla Jn - Ballina
160 + 162 Ballina - Foxford - Claremorris (Down Side Loop) (1)
145 + 153 Claremorris (Down Side Loop) - Ballyhaunis (Up Side Main) - Castlerea (Up Side Main) - Roscommon (Down Side Main) - Knockcroghery (Up Side Main) - Athlone Midland (Down Side Main) - Athlone (Down Side Loop) - Clonydonnin (Down Side Main) - Clara (Platform Road, Up Side Main) - Tullamore (Down Side Main) - Geashill (Up Side Loop) - Portarlington - Kildare - Islandbridge Jn - Glasnevin Jn - North Strand Jn - Dublin Connolly

Notes :
(1) Train was booked to reverse at Claremorris and run to Westport however as a result of slight late running (caused by train lighting problems early on which delayed the train at Islandbridge Jn) coupled with a significant amount of IE staff indecision (and what with hindsight appear not to have been the most appropriate decisions with regards to the running of the railtour) it proved impossible to make the booked journey without resulting in a much later arrival back into Dublin (too late for those who were over for the day on the Ferry from England). The hoped loco swap with the Ballina branch train took place but the train was just held to time then sent on its way back to Dublin.


Arrival at Ballina, where it all began to go really wrong (photo : Gary Thornton)

Sources : Gary Thornton & Alan Sheppard (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton & Alan Sheppard)

miles

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual miles
0.00 Dublin Connolly 08.20d 08.24 [P3]   19.05a 18.57 [P3] 168.26
0.24 Ossary Road Jn ? 08/26   ? 18/56 168.02
0.44 North Strand Jn 08/24 08/27   18/58 18.52a ~ 18.55d 167.62
1.38 Drumcondra ? 08/28   ? 18/48 166.68
2.07 Glasnevin Jn 08/30 08/30   18/53 18/46 166.19
2.74 Cabra 08/34 08/32   18/49 18/44 165.32
? Dublin Heuston ? 08.38a ~ 09.04d [P10]   ? ? ?
4.62 Islandbridge Jn 08/40 09/05   18/45 18/41 163.44
5.69 Inchicore 08/44 09.09a ~ 09.11d   18/43 18/38 162.37
7.18 Cherry Orchard & Parkwest ? 09/15   ? 18/37 161.08
8.41 Clondalkin ? 09/17   ? 18/36 159.65
10.42 Lucan South ? ?   ? 18/34 157.64
14.09 Hazelhatch & Celbridge 08/51 09/22   18/29 18/31 154.17
17.19 Straffin ? 09/26   ? 18/29 151.07
22.01 Sallins & Naas 08/57 09/31   18/18 18/25 146.25
29.47 Newbridge 09/04 09/39   18/12 18/19 138.59
31.49 Curragh 09/05 09/42   18/10 18/16 136.57
34.09 Kildare 09.11a ~ 09.13d 09.46 ~ 09.48   18.04a ~ 18.06d 18.11 ~ 18.13 134.17
36.44 Cherryville Jn 09/16 09/51   18/00 18/07 131.62
40.63 Monsterevan ? 09/55   ? 18/03 127.43
45.59 Portarlington 09.27a ~ 09.32d 10/02   17/51 17/57 122.47
45.64 Portarlington Jn ? 10/02   ? 17/56 122.42
49.59 Bord Na Mona Bridge ? 10/08   ? ? 118.47
54.33 Geashill 09.42a ~ 09.48d 10/12   17.32a ~ 17.40d 17.41 ~ 17.45 113.73
62.00 Tullamore 09/56 10/20   17/23 17/30 106.26
68.73 Clara 10/04 10/28   17/15 17/21 99.33
72.27 Ballycumber ? 10/32   ? 17/17 95.79
76.73 Clonydonnin 10/11 10/36   17/07 17/14 91.33
84.46 Athlone 10.20a ~ 10.27d 10.45 ~ 10.47   16.50a ~ 16.58d 16.56 ~ 17.05 83.60
84.73 Athlone East Jn ? 10/48   ? 16/56 83.33
84.78 Shannon Bridge ? 10/48   ? 16/55 83.28
85.13 Athlone Midland ? 10/49   ? 16/54 83.13
85.32 Athlone West Jn ? 10/49   ? 16/54 82.74
91.09 Kiltoom ? 10/55   ? 16/48 77.17
95.28 Lecarrow ? 10/59   ? 16/44 72.78
97.08 Knockcroghery 10/43 11/01   16/34 16/42 71.18
99.79 Ballymurry ? 11/04   ? 16/39 68.27
103.34 Roscommon 10/51 11/15   16/27 16/28 64.72
109.01 Donamon ? 11/21   ? 16/21 59.25
115.02 Ballymoe ? 11/26   ? 16/17 53.24
120.03 Castlerea 11/08 11/31   15.58a ~ 16.08d 16.00 ~ 16.11 48.23
125.68 Ballinlough ? 11/38   ? 15/53 42.38
131.27 Ballyhaunis 11/21 11/43   15/46 15/47 36.79
142.08 Claremorris 11/33 11.55a ~ 11.56d   15.32d
(see table below)
13.15a
14.22a ~ 15.35 26.18
then
31.47
149.38 Balla ? 12/04   ? 14/11 24.17
153.04 Manulla Junction 11/48 12.08a ~ 12.09d   13/00 14.01a ~ 14.07d 20.51
157.71 Ballyvary ? 12/15   ? 13/55 15.64
163.08 River Moy Bridge ? 12/19   ? 13/51 10.47
164.22 Foxford 12/03 12.22a ~ 12.24d   12/45 13/49 9.33
173.55 Ballina 12.15a 12.36   12.35d 13.27 0.00

 

km

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual km
0.00 Claremorris 14.05 DIV   15.25a DIV 26.18
7.30 Balla ? DIV   ? DIV 18.68
10.76 Manulla Junction 14/18 DIV   15/14 DIV 15.22
15.10 Castlebar 14/23 DIV   15/07 DIV 11.08
20.40 Islandeady ? DIV   ? DIV 5.58
26.18 Westport 14.38a DIV   14.52d DIV 0.00

Timings continue in first table.

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