21st April 2012
Society of Ireland
171 for 171
|Locos Used||IE 079|
|079||Dublin Pearse - Dublin Connolly - Drumcondra - Glasnevin Jn - Islandbridge Jn - Kildare - Portarlington - Ballybrophy - Limerick Junction - Mallow - Thurles - Cork|
|079||Cork - (reverse of outward route) - Dublin Pearse|
(1) The purpose of this tour was to raise funds for the restoration of the RPSI's GNR(I) steam locomotive No.171 'Slieve Gullion'. The route from Dublin Pearse to Cork is 171 miles, thus the tour name.
(2) The return leg from Cork-Pearse was non-stop, believed to be the first time a train has run non-stop between the two locations, possibly the longest non-stop run in Ireland ever.
Source : Neil Brennan
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