23rd March 1996

Irish Traction Group
The Yankee Explorer (1)

Locos Used IE : 130, 135, 170, 181, 208 & 209
NIR : 102, 111 & 112

Route :
B600 Dublin Heuston Bray
B601 Bray Dublin Connolly
B160 Dublin Connolly Lisburn
S419 Lisburn Londonderry
S422 Londonderry Belfast York Road
S145 Belfast York Road Dundalk
B163 Dundalk Dublin Connolly
B602 Dublin Connolly Bray
B603 Bray Dublin Heuston

Loco(s) Route
170 Dublin Heuston - Islandbridge Jn
112 Islandbridge Jn - Dublin Connolly - Bray
112 Bray - Dublin Connolly - Howth Junction - Drogheda - Dundalk - Newry - Portadown
111 + 112 Portadown - Lisburn
130 + 135 Lisburn - Antrim - Coleraine - Derry
130 + 135 Derry - Coleraine - Antrim - Lisburn - Belfast Great Victoria Street
102 Belfast Great Victoria Street - Belfast Central
208 + 209 Belfast Central - Yorkgate - York Road
208 + 209 York Road - Belfast Central - Portadown
208 Portadown - Newry - Dundalk - Drogheda - Howth Junction - Dublin Connolly
081 Dublin Connolly - Bray
081 Bray - Dublin Connolly - Islandbridge Jn
170 Islandbridge Jn - Dublin Heuston

Notes :
(1) Tour originally advertised under the name "The Bridge Buster".


130 & 135 leaving Londonderry (Photo: Dr Walter Baumann)

Sources : Jonathan Wilcox (joined/left train at Dun Laoghaire),
Martin Baumann & Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual
Dublin Heuston 06.05d ?
Islandbridge Jn 06.05a ~ 06.15d ?
Dublin Connolly 06.28a ~ 06.30d ?
Dun Laoghaire 06.45a ~ 06.50d ?
Dublin Connolly 07.54a ~ 08.00d ??.?? ~ 08.00
Howth Junction 08/07 08/07
Malahide 08/12 08/12
Skerries 08/22 ?
Balbriggan 08/26 ?
Mosney Holiday Camp 08/30 ?
Drogheda 08.38a ~ 08.45d 08.38 ~ 08.47
Dunleer 09/00 09/03
Dundalk 09.15a ~ 09.20d 09.20 ~ 09.23
Newry 09.37a ~ 09.38d 09.40 ~ 09.42
Poyntzpass 09/46 09/53
Portadown 10.00a ~ 10.15d 10.09 ~ 10.23
Lurgan 10/22 ?
Moira 10/28 ?
Lisburn 10.36a ~ 11.04d 10.42 ~ ??.??
Ballinderry 11/51 11/29
Crumlin 11/24 11/39
Antrim 11/35 11/50
Magherabeg Loop 11/42 ?
Ballymena 11/48 12/03
Killigan Loop 12.01a ~ 12.06d ?
Ballymoney 12/16 12/23
Coleraine 12/26 12/33
Castlerock 12/33 12/41
Londonderry 13.02a ~ 13.45d 13.10 ~ 13.53
Castlerock 14/14 14/20
Coleraine 14/21 14/28
Ballymoney 14/31 14/36
Killagan 14/43 ?
Ballymena 14/53 14/56
Magherabeg Loop 15/00 ?
Antrim 15.07a ~ 15.20d 15.08 ~ 15.17
Crumlin 15/31 15/26
Ballinderry 15.40a ~ 15.46d 15.38 ~ 15.44
Lisburn 15/58 15/57
Dunmurry 16/04 16/02
Central Jn 16/09 16/07
Westlink Jn 16/10 16/08
Great Victoria Street 16.11a ~ 16.45d 16.09 ~ 16.25
Westlink Jn 16/46 16/26
City Jn 16/47 16/27
Belfast Central 16.50a ~ ??.??d 16.30 ~ ??.??
Lagan Jn 16/51 ?
Donegall Quay Loop 16/53 ?
Yorkgate 16/55 ?
Belfast York Road 16.57a ~ 17.10d ?
Yorkgate 17/12 ?
Donegall Quay Loop 17/14 ?
Lagan Jn 17/16 ?
Belfast Central 17.17a ~ 17.30d ?
City Jn 17/33 ?
Central Jn 17/34 ?
Dunmurry 17/39 ?
Lisburn 17.45a ~ 17.46d ?
Moira 17/53 ?
Lurgan 17/59 ?
Portadown 18.05a ~ 18.06d ?
Poyntzpass 18/20 ?
Newry 18.27a ~ 18.28d ?
Dundalk 18.45a ~ 18.56d ?
Dunleer 19/06 ?
Drogheda 19.19a ~ 19.20d ?
Mosney Holiday Camp 19/26 ?
Balbriggan 19/30 ?
Skerries 19/34 ?
Malahide 19/42 ?
Howth Junction 19/47 ?
Dublin Connolly 19.55a ~ 20.02d ??.?? ~ 20.29
Dun Laoghaire 20.20a ~ 20.22d ?
Bray 20.37a ~ 20.50d ?
Dun Laoghaire 21.05a ~ 21.07d ?
Dublin Connolly 21.23a ~ 21.25d ?
Islandbridge Jn 21.40a ~ 21.49d ?
Dublin Heuston 21.50a ?


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