17th October 1970

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
The Colmcille Rail Tour

Loco Used steam: 171 'Slieve Gullion'

Route :

Loco Route
171 Belfast (York Road) – Coleraine – Castlerock – Downhill – Magilligan – Limavady Jn – Ballykelly Runway – Carrichue – Culmore – Londonderry – Coleraine – Portrush – Coleraine – Belfast (York Road)

Notes :
(1) Edward Dorricott comments: I can confirm that 171 'Slieve Gullion' did haul the tour. In the planning stage it was envisaged that 186 would also be involved, but this idea was abandoned well before the day. In the event 171, looking superb, did the job alone. The itinerary was as shown on the ticket; I have located the tour booklet to back up my memory, and confirm the route.

From The John Debens Ticket C|ollection.

Sources : Edward Dorricott (travelled on the tour) & John Debens

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