(4th & 5th) 6th - 13th June 1964

R.C.T.S. / I.R.R.S. / Stephenson Locomotive Society
(Joint Irish Tour) Farewell to Steam in Ireland

Locos Used CIE: 130, 183, 186, 198, C221, E431 & G617
UTA (GNR): 170 'Erigal' & 207 'Boyle'
UTA: 7, 60 'Slieve Donard' & 97 'Earl of Ulster'
Guinness Brewery: diesel loco no.36
Bord na Mona: Ruston diesel ???
Stock Used [1]: 4-wheeled van + 4x bogie coaches (including restaurant car) + 6-wheeled van (all CIE)
[2]: open peat wagons + 1 coach (all Bord na Mona)
[3]: [1] + 1 additional CIE bogie coach
[4]: 5x UTA bogie coaches including restaurant car (all ex-GNR)

Route :

Date Loco(s) Stock Route
04/06 (1) diesel no.36 ?

??? - ??? (2)

05/06 (3) CIE 183 + 198 [1] Dublin Amiens Street - East Wall Jn - Howth Junction - Skerries - Drogheda - Dromin Jn - Ardee
05/06 (3) CIE 183 + 198 [1] Ardee - Dromin Jn - Drogheda
05/06 (3) CIE C221 [1] shunt to down platform at Drogheda
05/06 (3) CIE 183 + 198 [1] Drogheda - Skerries - Howth Junction - East Wall Jn
05/06 (3) CIE 198 [1] East Wall Jn - Church Road Jn - North Wall
05/06 (3) CIE E431 (4) [1] North Wall - Church Road Jn - West Road Jn - Newcomen Jn
05/06 (3) CIE 198 [1] Newcomen Jn - Dublin Amiens Street
05/06 (3) CIE 183 [1] Dublin Amiens Street - East Wall Jn - Howth Junction - Howth
05/06 (3) CIE 183 [1] Howth - Howth Junction - East Wall Jn - Dublin Amiens Street
06/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Dublin Amiens Street - Bray - Rathdrum - Arklow - Enniscorthy - Wexford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Harbour
06/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Rosslare Harbour - Rosslare Strand - Wellington Bridge - Waterford
06/06 CIE 130 [1] Waterford - New Ross
06/06 CIE 130 [1] New Ross - Waterford
07/06 CIE 130 [1] Waterford - Carrick-on-Suir - Clonmel
07/06 CIE 186 [1] Clonmel - Laffan's Bridge - Thurles
07/06 CIE 186 [1] Thurles - Limerick Junction
07/06 CIE 130 [1] Limerick Junction - Rathluirc
07/06 CIE 130 [1] Rathluirc - Rosstemple - Patrick's Well
07/06 CIE 186 [1] Patrick's Well - Ballingrane - Foynes
07/06 CIE 186 [1] Foynes - Ballingrane - Patrick's Well - Limerick
08/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Limerick - (via direct Foynes curve) - Patrick's Well - Ballingrane - Newcastle West
08/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Newcastle West - Barnagh - Listowel - Lixnaw - Tralee
08/06 CIE 186 [1] Tralee - Fenit
08/06 CIE G617 [1] shunt at Fenit to release CIE 186
08/06 CIE 186 [1] Fenit - Tralee
08/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Tralee - Killarney
08/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] set-back to Killarney station
08/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Killarney - Mallow - Rathluirc - Limerick Junction - Killonan Jn - Limerick
09/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Limerick - Killonan Jn - Birdhill - Nenagh - Ballybrophy
09/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Ballybrophy - Portlaoise - Portarlington
09/06 CIE 186 (6) [1] Portarlington - Portarlington Power Station
09/06 Bord na Mona
Ruston diesel
[2] (7) Portarlington Power Station - Cushina - Garryhinch - Portarlington Power Station (7)
09/06 CIE 130 (8) [1] Portarlington Power Station - Portarlington
09/06 CIE 130 + 186 [1] Portarlington - Clara - Athlone
09/06 CIE 186 + 183 [1] Athlone - Ballinasloe - Athenry
09/06 CIE 183 [1] Athenry - Galway
10/06 CIE 183 [1] Galway - Athenry - Tuam - Claremorris
10/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Claremorris - Manulla Junction - Westport
10/06 CIE 130 [1] Westport - Westport Quay
10/06 CIE 130 [1] Westport Quay - ??? (9)
10/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] ??? - Westport
10/06 CIE 186 + 130 [1] Westport - Manulla Junction - Claremorris (10)
10/06 CIE 183 + 130 [1] Claremorris - Charlestown - Collooney Junction - Sligo
11/06 CIE 130 [1] Sligo - Sligo Quay
11/06 CIE 183 [1] Sligo Quay - Sligo
11/06 CIE 130 + 186 [1] Sligo - Boyle - Edgworthstown - Mullingar
11/06 CIE 198 + 186 [1] Mullingar - Maynooth - Drumcondra - North Strand Jn - Dublin Amiens Street
11/06 UTA (GNR) 207 [3] Dublin Amiens Street - Howth Junction - Skerries - Drogheda - Dundalk - Poyntzpass - Portadown - Lisburn - Belfast Great Victoria Street
12/06 UTA 97 [4] Belfast Great Victoria Street - Lisburn - Crumlin - Antrim
12/06 UTA 97 [4] Antrim - Ballymartin - Bleach Green Jn - Belfast York Road
12/06 UTA 7 [4] Belfast York Road - Bleach Green Jn - Carrickfergus - Whitehead - Larne Harbour
12/06 UTA 7 [4] Larne Harbour - Whitehead - Carrickfergus - Bleach Green Jn - Belfast York Road
12/06 UTA 97 [4] Belfast York Road - ??? - Antrim - Ballymena - Coleraine - Portrush
12/06 UTA 97 [4] Portrush - Coleraine
12/06 UTA 97 [4] Coleraine - Londonderry Waterside
13/06 UTA 60 ?[1] or [3]? Londonderry Foyne Road - St Johnston - Strabane - Omagh - Pomeroy - Dungannon - Trew & Moy - Portadown
13/06 UTA (GNR) 170 ?[1] or [3]? Portadown - Scarva - Poyntzpass - Goraghwood - Newry Dublin Bridge - Warrenpoint
13/06 UTA (GNR) 170 ?[1] or [3]? Warrenpoint - Newry Dublin Bridge - Goraghwood
13/06 UTA (GNR) 170 ?[1] or [3]? Goraghwood - Dundalk
13/06 CIE 198 + 183 ?[1] or [3]? Dundalk - Drogheda - Skerries - Howth Junction - Dublin Amiens Street

Notes :
(1) Visit to the Guinness St James Street brewery which still operated a 22" gauge railway (truncated from its original 8 mile length).
(2) Route reported as: A special diesel-hauled train was provided to take the party through the spiral tunnel (2 turns at 1 in 39) which connects the brewery level to the despatch area.
(3) The main tour was reported to have started on Saturday 6th June however the tour stock was used on Friday 5th as given above. Total mileage for the day: 114
(4) CIE 198 on rear.
(5) Except where expressly stated, the tour locos did not run top-n-tail as might be suspected; light engine movements allowing relocation and preparation of the locos took place at each handover point.
(6) CIE 130 on rear.
(7) Reversal points not detailed.
(8) CIE 186 on rear.
(9) CIE 130 stalled on the 1-in-65 grade and CIE 186 was summonsed to assist.
(10) CIE 186 was failed at Claremorris.

Sources : Gary Thornton, John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


Two shots of the train at Ardee on June 5th 1964
(photos: J.J. Davis/The John Debens Collection)


CIE 186 & 130 on arrival at Newcastle West June 8th 1964
(photo: J.J. Davis/The John Debens Collection)


CIE 186 & 130 double-head at Killarney on June 8th 1964
(photo: J.J. Davis/The John Debens Collection)


Two tickets from the 5th June trip
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


A ticket from the main (6th - 13th June)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


A ticket (stamped 10th June on the rear)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


A ticket from the last day, 13th June
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Michael Davies/Ian Clark (SLS))

Friday 5th June

Location Booked
Amiens Street 09.30d
Drogheda 10.10a ~ 10.15d
Dromin Jn 10.33a ~ 10.40d
Ardee 11.05a ~ 11.30d
Dunleer 11.58a ~ 12.10d
Drogheda 12.26a ~ 13.18d
North Wall 14.00a ~ 14.15d
Amiens Street 14.25a ~ 14.50d
Howth Junction 15.00a ~ 15.05d
Sutton 15.10a ~ 15.15d
Howth 15.30a ~ 15.50d
Amiens Street 16.10a

The tour timing sheet for 5th June details there was to be an 'Evening tour by Victorian Horse Drawn Cabs (optional extra)'.

Saturday 6th June

Location Booked
Amiens Street 09.30d
Dun Laoghaire 09.48a ~ 09.52d
Bray 10.10a ~ 10.20d
Rathdrum 11.07a ~ 11.20d
Gorey 12.08a ~ 12.15d
Enniscorthy 12.42a ~ 13.45d
Macmine Jn 14.00a ~ 14.13d
Wexford North 14.30a ~ 14.50d
Wexford South 15.04a ~ 15.22d
Rosslare Harbour 15.41a ~ 16.25d
Duncormick 16.55a ~ 17.05d
Waterford 17.38a ~ 18.00d
Glenmore 18.18a ~ 18.25d
New Ross 18.35a ~ 19.30d
Waterford 19.55a

Sunday 7th June

Location Booked
Waterford 10.00d
Clonmel 10.46a ~ 11.20d
Fethard 11.40a ~ 11.50d
Thurles 12.21a ~ 13.00d
Cahir 14.03a ~ 14.30d
Limerick Junction 15.01a ~ 15.15d
Charleville 15.47a ~ 16.15d
Bruree 16.30a ~ 16.40d
Croom 17.02a ~ 17.10d
Patrickswell 17.25a ~ 17.45d
Ballingrane Jn 18.06a ~ 18.21d
Askeaton 18.32a ~ 18.40d
Foynes 18.56a ~ 19.30d
Limerick 20.21a

Monday 8th June

Location Booked
Limerick 08.30d
Newcastle West 09.20a ~ 09.55d
Barnagh 10.17a ~ 10.30d
Kilmorna 10.53a ~ 11.02d
Listowel 11.14a ~ 11.40d
Tralce 12.18a ~ 12.45d
Kilfencra 13.05a ~ 13.15d
Fenit 13.29a ~ 14.45d
Tralee 15.15a ~ 15.28d
Warranfore 15.50a ~ 15.55d
Killarney 16.17a ~ 16.40d
Hillstreet 17.18a ~ 17.45d
Mallow 18.18a ~ 18.45d
Limerick Junction 19.36a ~ 20.00d
Limerick 20.35a

Tuesday 9th June

Location Booked
Limerick 08.35d
Birdhill 09.02a ~ 09.15d
Nenagh 09.36a ~ 09.50d
Roscrea 10.22a ~ 10.40d
Ballybrophy 11.00a ~ 11.32d
Portarlington 12.06a
visit to Bord Na Mona Siding
Portarlington 17.41d
Geashill 17.59a ~ 18.10d
Clara 18.34a ~ 18.45d
Athlone 19.15a ~ 19.39d
Attymon Jn 20.27a ~ 20.55d
Athenry 21.05a ~ 21.21d
Galway 21.43a

Wednesday 10th June

Location Booked
Galway 08.20d
Athenry 08.44a ~ 08.54d
Ballyglunin 09.13a ~ 09.20d
Tuam 09.33a ~ 10.10d
Castlegrove 10.21a ~ 10.31d
Claremorris 10.56a ~ 11.30d
Westport 12.12a
To Westport Quay
Westport 14.05d
Manulla Junction 14.32a ~ 14.42d
Claremorris 15.05a ~ 15.45d
Kiltimagh 16.10a ~ 16.20d
Swinford 16.39a ~ 16.55d
Charlestown 17.14a ~ 17.25d
Tubbercurry 17.46a ~ 18.20d
Leyny 18.45a ~ 19.10d
Collooney 19.21a ~ 19.35d
Ballysadare 19.42a ~ 19.51d
Sligo 20.03a

Thursday 11th June

Location Booked
Sligo 07.30d
Sligo Quay 07.50a ~ 08.00d
Sligo 08.15a ~ 08.30d
Boyle 09.196a ~ 09.31d
Carrick 09.47a ~ 09.55d
Longford 10.30a ~ 10.40d
Edgeworthstown 11.00a ~ 11.15d
Mullingar 11.46a ~ 12.15d
Enfield 12.52a ~ 13.00d
Amiens Street 13.50a ~ 14.20d
Belfast 16.48a

Friday 12th June

Location Booked
Great Victoria Street 08.45d
Antrim 10.45a ~ 10.50d
Belfast York Road 11*13 ~ 11*20
Greenisland 11.30a ~ 11.45d
Carrickfergus 11.50a ~ 11.57d
Magheramorne 12.14a ~ 12.31d
Larne Harbour 12.40a ~ 13.40d
York Road 14.26a ~ 15.05d
Portrush 16.49a ~ 17.45d
Derry (N.C.C.) 19.00a

Saturday 13th June

Location Booked
Derry (G.N.R.) 08.20d
Strabane 08.55a ~ 09.25d
Omagh 10.10a ~ 11.05d
Pomeroy 11.37a ~ 11.55d
Dungannon 12.12a ~ 12.30d
Portadown 12.55a ~ 13.05d
Newry 13.33a ~ 13.45d
Narrow Water 13.57a ~ 14.02d
Warrenpoint 14.05a ~ 14.20d
Goraghwood 14.42a ~ 14.50d
Dundalk 15.19a ~ 16.25d
Amiens Street 17.35a


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