12th October 1991

Irish Traction Group
The Beet Route II - A Bridge Too Far

Locos Used IE : 035, 124, 134, 144 & 164
Stock Used 1546+1547+1530+1556+1524+1543+3182

Route :
B250 : Bray to Mallow
B651 : Mallow to Dublin Connolly

Loco(s) Route
144 + 164 Bray - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin Connolly
035 Dublin Connolly - Glasnevin Jn - Islandbridge Jn - Inchicore - Kildare - Cherryville Jn - Portarlington - Ballybrophy - Thurles - Limerick Junction - Mallow
035 Mallow - Limerick Junction - Keane's Points
035 Keane's Points - Tipperary - Clonmel - Waterford
134 + 124 Waterford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Harbour
134 + 124 Rosslare Harbour - Rosslare Strand - Wexford - Enniscorthy - Wicklow - Bray - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin Connolly

Notes :
(1) A re-run of the less than successful 'Beet Route' tour of 09/03/1991. Gordon Lacy comments: A 're-run' Irish railtour, hopefully this time getting the planned route covered! A NIR 111 class had originally been requested to take part, but 112 was out of action at the time, so none spare!  In the event, the railtour successfully covered the whole route advertised with "A" class 035 touching 80mph several times, en route.  As expected, travelling over essentially single lines on the second half of the tour caused some delays, but boat connections were met and an excellent day was had by all concerned!

Source : Gordon Lacy

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual
Bray 08.15d ?
Dun Laoghaire 08.30a ~ 08.34d ??.?? ~ 08.36
Dublin Pearse ? 08/50
Dublin Connolly 08L50a ~ 09L10d 08.54 ~ 09.26
Islandbridge Jn ? 09c36 ~ 08c38
Inchicore 09/30 09/42
Hazelhatch 09/38 09/58
Sallins 09/46 10/07
Newbridge 09/53 10/14
Kildare 09/58 10/19
Cherryville Jn ? 10/21
Portarlington 10/09 10/29
Portlaoise 10/19 10/37
Ballybrophy 10/34 10/52
Thurles 10p54a ~ 11p00d 11.14 ~ 11.19
Limerick Junction 11/21 11/38
Charleville 11/41 11/57
Mallow 12.00a ~ 12.20d 12.13 ~ 12.33
Charleville 12/35 12/50
Limerick Junction 13.00a ~ 13.10d 13.11 ~ 13.22
Keane's Points 13.12 ~ 13.13 13.24 ~ 13.24
Tipperary 13/23 13x35 ~ 13x58
Cahir 13p40a ~ 14p00d 14.11 ~ 14.29
Clonmel 14/17 14/48
Carrick-on-Suir 14.36a ~ 14.40d 15x06 ~ 15x33
Waterford 15L00a ~ 16L00d 15.54 ~ 16.31
Campile 16p15a ~ 16p20d 16/48
Wellington Bridge 16p35a ~ 16p45d 17.01 ~ 17.09
Bridgetown 17/10 17/21
Rosslare Strand 17p21a ~ 17p30d 17.31 ~ 17.39
Rosslare Harbour 17.40a ~ 18.35d 17.46 ~ 18.41
Rosslare Stand 18/45 18x47 ~ 18x57
Wexford 19/00 19/12
Enniscorthy 19/20 19/34
Gorey 19/40 19x55 ~ 20x32
Arklow 19.58a ~ 20.00d 20.45 ~ 20.46
Rathdrum 20/15 21/01
Wicklow 20/30 21/14
Greystones 20.45a ~ 20.50d 21.30 ~ 21.31
Bray 21.05a ~ 21.06d 21.43 ~ 21.44
Dun Laoghaire 21.20a ~ 21.24d 21.57 ~ ??.??
Dublin Connolly 21.40a ?

Stena Sealink Crossings:

Ferry Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Stena Cambria Holyhead 04.00d 04.10   02.00a 02.07
Dun Laoghaire 07.30a 07.42   22.30d 22.31


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