11th - 14th May 2007

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
Garavogue Railtour

Locos Used IE 152, 184, 189, 190 & steam: 4
Stock Used [1] : RPSI mark 2 set (5 coaches)
[2] : RPSI 'Heritage' set: 1949+1383+1539+88+1463+2421+351+1916

Route:
B200 : Dublin Connolly to Limerick Junction
B450 : Limerick Junction to Dublin Heuston
B900 : Dublin Connolly to Sligo
B901 : Sligo to Dublin Connolly (via Bray)
B120 : Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central
???? : Belfast Central to Whitehead RPSI

Date Loco(s) Stock Used Route
11/05 4 [1] Dublin Connolly - North Strand Jn - Cabra - Islandbridge Jn - Inchicore - Sallins & Naas - Kildare - Portarlington - Ballybrophy - Thurles - Limerick Junction (1)
11/05 189 + 184 [1] Limerick Junction - Dromkeen - Killonan Jn - Limerick
11/05 184 + 189 [1] Limerick - Killonan Jn - Nenagh - Ballybrophy (Nenagh bay) (2)
11/05 189 + 184 [1] Ballybrophy (down platform loop) - (reverse of outward route) - Islandbridge Jn - Dublin Heuston
12/05 4 [2] Dublin Connolly - Drumcondra - Maynooth - Mullingar (3)
12/05 152 + 190 [2] Mullingar - Dromod - Sligo
13/05 190 + 152 [2] Sligo - Dromod (4)
13/05 190 + 152 [2] Dromod - Mullingar
13/05 4 [2] Mullingar - Drumcondra - Dublin Connolly - Dun Laoghaire - Bray
13/05 4 [2] Bray - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin Connolly
14/05 4 [1] Dublin Connolly - Howth Junction - Drogheda - Dundalk - Newry - Lurgan - Lisburn - Belfast Central - Bleach Green Jn - Carrickfergus - Whitehead (NIR) - Whitehead RPSI

Notes :
(1) Due to a shortage of driving hours available to the steam crews IE diesel locos took over.
(2) Passengers had to de-train for the stock to be shunted to the down platform loop.
(3) Chris Totty comments: It was found at the last minute that No 4 was too heavy for the Shannon Bridge, and that there were no driver hours available to bring 186 to Mullingar, so IE diesels took over again.
(4) For visit to the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. Chris Totty comments: C&LR loco LM 350 ran an 'as required' shuttle service between Dromod and Clooncolry Crossing. On the return journey these trains called at an unnamed platform, called Dromod Works Platform by the guard, to set down those who wished to visit the works and it also picked up anyone who wanted a lift back to Dromod station.
(5) Timing sheet shows "RPSI mark 2 rake" to Belfast Central and "5 mark 2's" from Belfast Central - it assumed this is the same rake of coaches, but this needs confirming.

Sources : Chris Totty (on the trains on 11th, 12th & 13th May) & Neil Brennan

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Totty)

May 11th

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Dublin Connolly 09.40d -
North Strand Jn 09/44 -
Glasnevin Jn 09/47 -
Cabra Cement Terminal 09/49 -
Dublin Heuston - 19.57a
Islandbridge Jn 10/05 19/53
Inchicore 10/09 19/48
Hazelhatch 10/27 19/32
Sallins & Naas 10/37 19/24
Newbridge 10/48 19/17
Curragh 10/51 19/15
Kildare 10/54 19.10a ~ 19.12d
Cherryville Jn 10/58 19/08
Portarlington 11w14 ~ 11w29 18/59
Portlaoise 11x43 ~ 11x59 [Loop] 18/49
Ballybrophy 12.24a ~ 13.14d 17.51a ~ 18.35d
Roscrea - 17/34
Cloughjordan - 17/17
Nenagh - 17/01
Birdhill - 16x28 ~ 16x38
Castleconnell - 16x19
Lisduff 13/22 -
Templemore 13/31 -
Thurles 13.42a ~ 13.57d -
Limerick Junction 14L30a ~ 14L55d -
Dromkeen Jn 15.08a ~ 15.15d -
Killonan Jn 15/22 16/10
Limerick 15L29a 16L00d

May 12th & 13th

Location May 12th May 13th
Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Dublin Connolly 08.55d 17.06a ~
Glasnevin Jn 09/01 17/00
Clonsilla 09/01 16/50
Maynooth 09/33 16/36
Enfield 09w53a ~ 10w18d 15w56a ~ 16w11d
Killucan 10.45a ~ 11.00d 15/31
Mullingar 11L17a ~ 12L32d 14L34a ~ 15L14d
Edgeworthstown 13.03a ~ 13.31d 13.53a ~ 14.03d
Longford 13.47a ~ 14.27d 13/38
Dromod 14/46 11.10a ~ 13.20d
Boyle 15.19a ~ 15.34d 10.24a ~ 10.34d
Sligo 16.28a 09.35d

May 13th continued

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Dublin Connolly ~ 17.16d 19.30a
Dublin Pearse 17/20 19/23
Dun Laoghaire 17/41 19/08
Dalkey 17/51 19/01
Bray 18w04a 18w50d

May 14th

Location Booked
Dublin Connolly 10.20d
Howth Junction 10/31
Malahide 10/40
Skerries 10/54
Balbriggan 11/03
Mosney 11x13 ~ 11x32 [Loop]
Drogheda 11w42a ~ 11w54d
Dundalk 12w26a ~ 12w41d
Newry 13/04
Poyntzpass 13/14
Portadown 13.29a ~ 13.48d
Lurgan 13/58
Lisburn 14w20a ~ 14w30d
Belfast Central 14.45a ~ 14.53d
Lagan Jn 14/55
Donegall Quay 14/57
Yorkgate 14/58
Bleach Green Jn 15/05
Greenisland 15/08
Carrickfergus 15.13a ~ 15.22d
Kilroot 15/26
Whitehead (NIR) 15/30
Whitehead RPSI 15.35a


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