7th November 2014

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
(Private Charter) / The Blue Train

Locos Used IE: 217 & 233
Stock Used RPSI set: 1506+1541+1523+1514+1522+1505+1532+3185

Route :
B220 : Dublin Connolly to Midleton
B221 : Midleton to Dublin Connolly

Tour Name Loco Route
(Private Charter) 233 Dublin Connolly - Islandbridge Jn - Kildare - Portarlington - Ballybrophy - Thurles - Limerick Junction - Mallow - Cork - Midleton
Blue Train 217 Midleton - (reverse of outward route) - Cork
Blue Train 233 Cork - (reverse of outward route) - Dublin Connolly

Notes :
(1) The outward journey was a private charter service taking delegates (of Google) to Midleton; The return ECS journey was opened up as a one-way passenger charter back to Dublin and ran under the title of 'The Blue Train'.
(2) Stuart Smith comments: The original plan was actually to use NIR112 for the main part of this trip. However NIR8113 was sent in error to Dublin from Belfast on Thursday, which is not cleared for use in the South due to a modification with the braking system apparently.

Source : Stuart Smith (on B221 throughout)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Stuart Smith)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dublin Connolly 10.55d ?   18.51a ? [P4]
Glasnevin Jn 11/02 ?   18/38 ?
Islandbridge Jn 11/09 ?   18/32 ?
Inchicore 11/12 [DF] ?   18/30 ?
Hazelhatch 11/21 ?   18/21 [UF] ?
Sallins 11/27 ?   18/13 ?
Newbridge 11/34 ?   18/07 ?
Kildare 11/38 ?   18/01 ?
Cherryville Jn 11/40 ?   17/58 ?
Monasterevin 11/44 ?   17/54 ?
Portarlington 11/50 ?   17/49 ?
Portlaoise 11/58 ?   17/39 ?
Ballybrophy 12/12 ?   17/25 ?
Lisduff 12/17 ?   17/19 ?
Templemore 12/22 ?   17/14 ?
Thurles 12/30 ?   17/07 ?
Limerick Junction 12/50 ?   16/48 ? [UM]
Charleville 13/13 ?   16/25 ?
Mallow 13/28 ?   16/13 ?
Rathpeacon 13/45 ?   15/56 ?
Cork 13.55a ~ 14.00d ?   15.32a ~ 15.47d ? [P5]
Littleisland 14/07 ?   15/24 ?
Glounthaune 14/09 ?   15/22 ?
Carrigtwohill 14/14 ?   15/17 ?
Midleton 14.21a ?   15.10d ? [P1]


Associated Light Engine Movements

R230 : IE 217 Light Engine : Cork to Midleton
R231 : IE 233 Light Engine : Midleton to Cork

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cork 14.25d 15.46a
Littleisland 14/32 15/38
Glounthaune 14/34 15/35
Carrigtwohill 14/38 15/30
Midleton 14.45a 15.23d


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