13th May 2006
Modern Railway Society of
The One-One-One Day Tour
|Locos Used||NIR : 8113
IE : 074 + 080
B101 : Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly
B600 : Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort
B451 : Rosslare Europort to Limerick Junction
B201 : Limerick Junction to Dublin Connolly
B102 : Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central
|8113||Belfast Central - Lisburn - Portadown - Newry - Dundalk - Drogheda - Howth Jn - Dublin Connolly|
|080||Dublin Connolly - Dun Laohgaire - Bray - Arklow - Wexford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Europort|
|080||Rosslare Europort - Rosslare Strand - Wellington Bridge - Waterford|
|074||Waterford - Carrick-on-Suir - Clonmel - Tipperary - Keane's Points|
|074 (3)||Keane's Points - Limerick Junction (Up Main Platform)|
|074||Limerick Junction - Thurles - Ballybrophy - Portarlington - Kildare - Inchicore - Islandbridge Jn - Glasnevin Jn - Dublin Connolly|
|8113||Dublin Connolly - (reverse of outward route) - Belfast Central|
(1) NIR 8113 was originally planned to work the whole tour, but didn't have the requisite modification to the DSD system installed.
(2) Stock was formed in numerical order on departure from Belfast. Five of the six were ex-BR coaches.
Former numbers were - 180 (E13475), 181 (E13487), 300 (NIR 822, 934), 301 (M5207), 302 (M5135), 460 (M9382).
(3) Loco propelling.
Source : Jonathan Condell
(by Jonathan Condell)
The train ran generally to time, it was never more than 10/15 minutes down and spirited running was the order of the day. Due to “easy” timings between Inchicore and Connolly the train arrived back in Dublin approx 10 minutes early. As per usual MRSI practice, the Station Inspector at Connolly agreed that the train would depart north as soon as the loco change was complete. In this instance it was at 19.53 and the train ran under caution signals to Howth Juction whilst following an “all stops” DART service. Actual arrival into Portadown was sufficiently early that Belfast Control allowed the train to precede the 21.25 local service and arrival in Belfast Central was at 22.00
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Jonathan Condell)
|0.00||Belfast Central||06.31d [P.1]||22.35a [P.4]||113.40|
|1.00||Botanic||06.33˝a ~ 06.34d||22.31˝a ~ 22.32||112.40|
|8.36||Lisburn||06.41a ~ 06.42d||22.14a ~ 22.16d||105.04|
|20.77||Lurgan *||06.56a ~ 06.57d||22.01a ~ 22.03d||92.43|
|26.24||Portadown||07.04a ~ 07.05d||21.49˝a ~ 21.51˝d||87.16|
|81.60||Drogheda||08.07a [P.2] 08.28d||20.51˝a ~ 20.53˝d||31.60|
|Dublin Connolly||09L10a [P.5] 09L20d||19L45a [P.3] 20L15d||0.00
|22.21||Kilcoole||10.16˝ ~ 10.24˝|
|95.35||Wexford||12.01 ~ 12.11|
|Rosslare Europort||12.31a ~ 13.10d|
|20.73||Wellington Bridge||13.45 ~ 13.53|
|24.75||Ballycullane||14.01˝ ~ 14.09˝|
|38.20||Waterford||14L35a ~ 15L35d|
|52.34||Carrick-on-Suir||16.00 ~ 16.10|
|Limerick Junction||17.25 [P.1] 17.35|
|76.79||Kildare||18.47˝ ~ 18.49˝|
Timings continue in first table.
* - Train stopped each way at Newry to pick up / set down instead of Lurgan.
** - Train stopped at Enniscorthy for tail lamp check as previous box had incorrectly reported they were out / missing.
*** - Train was emergency stopped at Tipperary as signalman, (incorrectly), suspected an open door.
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