30th January - 1st February 2009
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|Loco Used||steam: 4|
|Stock Used||5x RPSI mark 2 set + generator van|
|30/01 (2)||4||Whitehead RPSI - Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly|
|31/01||4||Dublin Connolly [P3] - Drumcondra - Glasnevin Jn - Islandbridge Jn - Limerick Jn (3) - Cork|
|01/02||4||Cork - (reverse of outward route) - Dublin Connolly|
|01/02||4||Dublin Connolly - Drogheda - Belfast Central - Whitehead|
(1) This tour was run to commemorate the retirement of IÉ steam driver Tony Renehan, the Cork-Dublin leg being his last turn as a driver. An NIR crew worked the Dublin-Whitehead RPSI legs
(2) The 30/01 journey was a positioning move.
(3) Loco detached and used the Limerick Junction triangle to turn, working bunker first Limerick Junction to Cork (in order to have the loco chimney out of Cork the next day.
(4) Loco was turned on the Connolly turntable to face Belfast for final leg.
Source : Neil Brennan
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