8th April 2006

Irish Traction Group
Portrush Thumper

DMU Used 8089+8779+8734+8754+8780+8083

Route:
B141 : Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly
B142 : Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central
B460 : Belfast Central to Coleraine
B571 : Colraine to Portrush
B461 : Portrush to Bangor
B175 : Bangor to Belfast Central
B175 : Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly
B176 : Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central

Vehicle Leading Route
8083 Belfast Central - Lisburn - Portadown - Newry - Dundalk - Drogheda - Howth Jn - Dublin Connolly
8089 Dublin Connolly [P1] - Howth Jn - Skerries [P2] - Mosney [Down Main] - Drogheda [P1] - Dundalk - Portadown [P2] - Lisburn [P2] - Central Jn - (via Dublin Reversible) - Belfast Great Victoria Street [P2]

8083

Belfast Great Victoria Street - City Jn - Belfast Central [P3] - (cross to Up Line) - Lagan Jn - Dargan Bridge - Donegall Quay Loop [Down Loop] - Yorkgate - Bleach Green Jn - Templepatrick [Up Main] - Antrim [P2] - Magherabeg (Up Main) - Ballymena [P1] - Killagan [Down Main] - Ballymoney [P2] - Coleraine [P1] (1) - Portrush [P1]
8089 Portrush - Coleraine [P1] - Ballymoney [P2] - Killagan [Down Main] - Ballymena [P2] - Magherabeg [Up Main] - Antrin [P2] - Crumlin [Fast Loop / Down main] - Ballinderry [Fast Loop / Down Main] - Lisburn [P2] - Central Jn - City Jn - Belfast Central [P4] - (via Down Line) - Lagan Jn - Cultra - Bangor [P2]
8083 Bangor - Cultra - Belfast Central [P2] - City Jn - Central Jn - Lisburn [P1] - Portadown [P1] - Newry [P1] - Dundalk [P1] - Drogheda [P2] - Mosney [Up Main] - Howth Jn - Dublin Connolly [P1]
8089 Dublin Connolly - Howth Jn - Drogheda - Dundalk - Newry - Portadown - Lisburn - Belfast Central

Notes :
(1) During the break at Coleraine, while the DEMU was being re-fuelled, there was time to catch the 12:10 off platform 1 to Portrush [P1] and 12:27 return, (arriving Coleraine [P2] at 12:37), with units 3322, 3522, 3422 (set 3022).

Source : Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


8083 at Drogheda (photo: John Cowlishaw)


8083 at the buffers of Portrush (photo: John Cowlishaw)


8083 and something more modern at Bangor (photo: John Cowlishaw)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Belfast Central 04.30d -   22.12a - 113.39
8.35 Lisburn 04/42 -   21/53 - 105.04
20.67 Lurgan 04/55 -   21/40 - 92.52
26.15 Portadown 05/00 -   21.30a ~ 21.31d - 87.24
36.49 Poyntzpass 05/12 -   21/17 - 76.70
44.19 Newry 05/21 -   21.06a ~ 21.07d - 69.20
59.09 Dundalk 05/38 -   20.47a ~ 20.48d - 54.30
81.59 Drogheda 06.03a ~ 06.05d -   20.25a ~ 20.26d - 31.60
87.56 Mosney Holiday Camp 06/14 -   20/18 - 25.63
91.59 Balbriggan 06/19 -   20/10 - 21.60
95.42 Skerries 06/24 -   20/04 - 17.77
104.39 Malahide 06/33 -   19/55 - 9.00
108.55 Howth Jn 06/40 -   19/50 - 4.64
113.39
0.00
Dublin Connolly 06.50a ~ 07.20d ?a ~ 07.20d   19.15a ~ 19.40d 19.01a ~ 19.39d 0.00
113.39
4.64 Howth Jn 07/28 07/27   19/08 18/52 108.55
9.00 Malahide 07/32 07/32   18/55 18/44 104.39
17.77 Skerries 07/41 07/39   18/40 18/29 95.42
21.60 Balbriggan 07/45 07/43   18/34 18/23 91.59
25.63 Mosney Holiday Camp 07/49 07/46   18/29 ? 87.56
31.60 Drogheda 07*56a ~ 08*16d 07p53 ~ 08p15   18.15a ~ 18.20d 18.12 ~ 18.13 81.59
54.30 Dundalk 08.41a ~ 08.42d 08.44 ~ 08.45   17.50a ~ 17.51d 17.49 ~ 17.50 59.09
69.20 Newry 08.59a ~ 09.00d 09.03 ~ 09.04   17.30a ~ 17.31d 17.30 ~ 17.31 44.19
76.70 Poyntzpass 09/09 09/12   17/20 17/21 36.49
87.24 Portadown 09.21a ~ 09.22d 09.24 ~ 09.24   17.07a ~ 17.08d 17.09 ~ 17.10 26.15
92.52 Lurgan 09/32 09/30   16/59 17/02 20.67
105.04 Lisburn 09/44 09/45   16/45 16/49 8.35
112.44
0.00
Belfast Great Victoria Street 09.54a ~ 10.02d 10p00 ~ 10p04 -
1.72 Belfast Central 10.10a ~ 10.15d 10.12 ~ 10.17   16.31a ~ 16.32d 16.34 ~ 16.37 0.00
12.54

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
3.07 Yorkgate ? 10/20
8.15 Bleach Green Jn ? 10/25
17.21 Templepatrick 10/32 ?
22.57 Antrim 10/38 10/41
34.34 Ballymena 10*52 ~ 11*00 10p55 ~ 11p00
54.26 Ballymoney 11/22 11/24
62.49 Coleraine 11.31a ~ 12.45d 11.35a ~ 12.45d
68.48
0.00
Portrush 12.55a ~ 13.05d 12.55a ~ 13.05d
5.79 Coleraine 13.15a ~ 13.23d 13.17 ~ 13.20
14.22 Ballymoney 13*33 ~ 13*45 13p30 ~ 13p45
34.14 Ballymena 14/07 14.10 ~ 14.12
45.71 Antrim 14.21a ~ 14.31d 14p25 ~ 14p30
53.39 Crumlin ? 14/46
66.00 Lisburn 15/05 15/17
74.35 Belfast Central 15/20 15.29 ~ 15.29
80.74 Cultra ? 15/38
87.09
0.00
Bangor 15.37a ~ 16.14d 15p47 ~ 16p14
6.15 Cultra ? 16/22

Timings continue in first table.

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