26th November 1994

The Beet Campaigner

Locos Used IE : 036 & 039

Route :

Loco Route
036 Dun Laoghaire - Dublin Connolly - Glasnevin Jn - Islandbridge Jn - Kildare - Kilkenny
036 Kilkenny - Waterford
039 Waterford - Carrick on Suir (1)
039 Carrick on Suir - Keane's Points
039 Keane's Points - Limerick Junction
039 Limerick Junction - Thurles - Portarlington - Kildare - Islandbridge Jn - Glasnevin Jn - Dublin Connolly - Dun Laoghaire

Notes :
(1) G617 was used to give cab rides at Carrick on Suir.

Sources : Jonathan Wilcox (taken from Websites/ITG "Irish Mail") & Martin Barnsdall

Tour Review
(from Martin Barnsdall)

Back to Ireland again, but this time to accomplish 2 things. Firstly to record some of the now famous Beet workings and also to travel the ITG tour.

Three of us landed at Rosslare early on the Thursday morning and drove to Wellingtonbridge to start the days events.

Over the day we managed to phot many of the Beet workings both loaded and empties and by the end of the day had ended up at an excellent hotel/bar in Waterford.

The Friday started with photos at Waterford, including legally round the west yard, then we made our way photing the freight at Carrick, Cahir and Tipperary before ending at Limerick Junction.

001 class 39 made an appearance on the afternoon train to Waterford and Rosslare being positioned for the Saturdays tour.

Anyway onto the tour. We overnighted in Dublin and made our way to Connolly for the tour. 036 was the train engine for the leg to Waterford.

I seem to remember a lot of fog about and photo opportunities were limited until we reached Kilkenny.

Reversal was at Waterford, where 039 was attached, and then a run along to the then fairly new ITG base at Carrick on Suir followed.

A617 did give a short ride for those brave souls willing to part with the princely sum of one Irish pound!

To add further interest 084 went through the station with a freight. It was then back on board and a run to Limerick Junction, reversal for 039 and stock and return to Connolly.

Martin Barnsdall

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