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A Princess comes to Dublin Heuston

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Evening folks,


Earlier today the Ffestiniog Railway's "Princess" was unveiled at Dublin Heuston by Junior Transport Minster Alan Kelly T.D.


Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly T.D. was at Heuston Station today to officially unveil the oldest narrow gauge steam locomotive in the world. Princess, which has recently been on display at Paddington Station, London is coming to Ireland as part of The Gathering, to highlight a railway heritage tour aimed at the UK market for The Gathering.


The Locomotive, which is on loan from Ffestiniog Railway in north Wales will be on display at Heuston from today until 24th July and is open to all those who love trains, whatever their age. The Minister was joined at Heuston by the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir and guests in Victorian dress to mark the occasion. The original Ffestiniog Railway was built with capital funds from Dublin, and Irish labour was heavily involved in construction in the 1830s.


Photos from the delivery to Heuston on Tuesday evening and the launch event on Thursday are now online at http://smu.gs/13J8U5l


Plus a few other odds and sods from this morning: http://smu.gs/11HSoPJ



The Wanderer.

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Got a couple of pics of her today at Heuston. Lovely little loco with some great literature about her home railway beside her.The only downsides was that it's a bit out of sight to see (Though I suppose it's the only real place they could put her) and the tender was filled with empty cardboard boxes and rubbish which is a bit unprofessional!





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