21st April 2012

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
171 for 171

Locos Used IE 079
Stock Used 3185+1506+1523+1541+1522+1514+1505+1532

Route :

Loco(s) Route
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

Notes :
(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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