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    Hi,  this is not for publication, BUT jhb171achill Gricer     Published a really great spreadsheet on post on Prototype Timeline thread By Mr Bob, March 26 in Irish Models

    Posted July 1, 2015

    the latter recently updated post is now on  a spread sheet, if i upload the spread sheet my name appears on it, as the software owner,

    its jbh's and he should be given the credit, so i not uploading it here...

    if it was a wiki open spreadsheet we could all add to it like pics and who makes what model,,,,,including notes and modelling notes

    theres a few other really useful resources about this site in outta the way long forgotton posts, if i find and you wish then i can bring them to your attention...

    spreadsheet by ghb = the following is just a text version

    CIE – IE Timeline updated

    Updated timeline with the contributions from members added. Many thanks for the additional information.

    1945- CIE formed by amalgamation of the GSR, DUTC and the Grand Canal Company, it was initially a private company.

    1946- Announcement that the railway would be converted to diesel traction

    1946- D Class 301 5 entered service

    1947- Dublin to Belfast Enterprise introduced

    1948- Contract with Metropolitan Vickers for 6 twin engined diesel-electric locomotives cancelled but Sulzer had already delivered the engines

    1949- 4 Walker diesel Railcars ordered for West Clare (narrow gauge)

    1949- Dublin to Cork Enterprise introduced

    1949- 60 AEC Railcars ordered

    1950- CIE was nationalised as a State Body.

    1950- AEC Railcars took over the Enterprise Service

    1950-1 B Class 113 2 Sulzers entered service

    1953- GNR acquired jointly by Dublin & Belfast Governments GNRB

    1954- K Class 800 transferred to CIE on loan for trials but would have remained in GNR ownership (and navy livery)

    1955- F Class 501-503 Walker locomotives (Narrow Gauge) entered service

    1955-6 A Class 001 60 MV's entered service

    1956-7 B Class 101 12 Sulzers entered service using the Sulzer engines first delivered in 1948

    1956-7 G Class 601-603 Deutz diesel locomotives entered service

    1957-8 E Class 401 19 entered service

    1957-8 C Class 201 34 MV's entered service

    1958- GNRB stock split to CIE & UTA

    1958- K Class 800 renumbered 801 under CIE ownership.

    1960-61 Closure of Tramore, West Clare and the former CBSC lines.

    1960-2 Introduction of 14 Maybach E Class shunters

    1961- Introduction of 15 GM locomotives B121 Class

    1961- Passenger Rolling Stock livery changed from Green to Orange/Black

    1962- Introduction of 36 GM diesels 141 Class

    1962- G Class 611 7 Deutz entered service

    1963- All Steam Traction withdrawn

    1963- The ‘Flying Snail’ was replaced by the 'Broken Wheel' roundel. Early examples of buses in red/cream or navy/cream still, had Snails for a very, very short time. No Snails ever appeared on black/tan railway stock, nor roundels on green.

    1966- 12 GM diesels arrive 181 Class

    1967- Closure of the Waterford to Mallow line.

    1967- Closure of the Croom Branch (Charleville - Patrickswell); by which stage it just carried the night-time Cork - Limerick goods, having lost its passenger service in '34

    1967- Closure of the Thurles

    1968-72 MV A & C Class re-engined with GM Motors

    1972-3 72 AC Coaches from BR Engineering introduced in the new 'Supertrain' services

    1973- AEC Stock had engines removed and used in Pull-Push configurations

    1975- Last ever Cattle Trains ran, Loughrea to Cabra.

    1975- On 3rd November that year, the Loughrea line was closed, and with it the last mixed trains in Ireland.

    1975- On 3rd November the Burma Road and the Ardee branch closed.

    1977- 18 new GM locomotives, 071 Class enter service

    1984- First of the new Mark 3 coaches went into service, 'Intercity' branded.

    1984- DART begins operating

    1987- Logo change from CIE to 'IR' (Irish Rail)

    1987- Last 24 Mark 3's adapted for Suburban work modified for Pull-Push using 121 Class

    1987- 3 80 Class Railcar Sets leased from NIR for 3 years

    1990- 15 BR Mark2a coaches brought from Vic Berry, Leicester, refitted in Inchicore entered service

    1994- 32 201 Class GM locomotives arrive to replace the 001 Class.

    1994- 16 new Railcars arrive from Tokyn -'Arrows' 2600 Class

    1994- Logo change from IR to IE (Iarnrod Eireann)

    1994- Two 201's went to NIR for the joint Enterprise Service

    1997- New De Deitrich coaches introduced to the Enterprise service

    1998-9 26 Spanish built 2700 Class arrived 'Sparrows'

    1998-9 10 new DART Units entered service

    2000- Delivery of DART Class 8500

    2001- 2800 Class enters service

    2001- Delivery of DART Class 8510

    2003-4 2900 Class enters service

    2003- Delivery of DART Class 8520

    2007- 22000 Class enters service

    2011-12 Second batch of 22000 Class enter service

    2013- New "Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail" logo introduced

    2014- Enterprise refurbishment announced, with 8209 receiving partial livery

    2014- Class 22000 have formal approval for cross-border work, starting by covering an Enterprise Set for refurbishment

    2014-15 Belmond (Rail Tour Company) start moving their Mark 3's to Scotland for refurbishment. Last Mark 3 movement in orange/black

    2015- Top and Tail working now permitted with HOBS wagons

    2015- Single Line Working and Ballast Cleaning, finally using 781 to its full potential

    2015 - 206 repainted in full Enterprise livery and MMI screens fitted


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