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They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and to put up any list of data suggestion it is totally accurate would be foolish knowing the considerable number of experts on this Site.

So here is a Timeline I have drawn up for my own information and would welcome any corrections or additions to it.

 

1945- CIE formed

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- 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 801 transferred to CIE

1955- F Class 501 5 Walker locomotives (Narrow Gauge) entered service

1955-7 A Class 001 60 MV's entered service

1956- 3 Dentz G Class diesel locomotives bought

1956- Introduction of 12 mixed traffic BRCW locomotives B101 Class using the Sulzer engines first delivered in 1948

1956-7 G Class 601 5 Deutz 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

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1963- All Steam Traction withdrawn

1964- Flying Snail emblem replaced within 'Broken Wheel' logo.

1966- 12 GM diesels arrive 181 Class

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

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

2001- 2800 Class enters service

2003-4 2900 Class enters service

2007- 22000 Class enters service

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Should add:

 

2011/2012 - 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 refurb

2014/2015 - Belmond start moving their Mark 3's to Scotland. 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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G601 class and narrow gauge F class - three each, rather than five.

 

Many thanks JHB, G601-603 & F Class 501 -503. Thanks also to those others who have made comments. I'll wait for a week and re do the list making the amendments/additions. Please keep your comments coming.

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It might be added that while CIE was formed in 1945 by amalgamation of the GSR, DUTC and the Grand Canal Company, it was initially a private company and was actually nationalised as a state body in 1950.

 

The GNR diesel No. 800 (as opposed to 801), was, I think, lent to CIE for trials but would have remained in GNR ownership (and navy livery) until the dissolution of the GNR in 1958.

 

Very interesting post, by the way - well done!

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Many thanks JHB, G601-603 & F Class 501 -503. Thanks also to those others who have made comments. I'll wait for a week and re do the list making the amendments/additions. Please keep your comments coming.

 

If you want to add in the additions Kieran to your top list I can make it a sticky then and it would be an excellent resource for everyone if you like?

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The Croom branch (Charleville - Patrickswell) also closed in 1967; by which stage it just carried the night-time Cork - Limerick goods, having lost its passenger service in 1934. The Thurles-Clonmel line also succumbed then.

 

In 1975, the last ever cattle trains ran, Loughrea to Cabra. On 3rd November that year, the Loughrea line was closed, and with it the last mixed trains in Ireland. On the same date the Burma Road and the Ardee branch closed.

 

In 1967 - I'm nearly sure that's the date - the last GNR (brown) liveried coach in service - was repainted black'n'tan. It had survived the GNR navy-and-cream period and also CIE green.

 

The "flying snail" was replaced by the "roundel" in 1963. Early examples of buses in red / cream or navy / cream still, had snails for a very, very short time. No snails ever appeared on blank and tan railway stock, nor roundels on green.

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If you want to add in the additions Kieran to your top list I can make it a sticky then and it would be an excellent resource for everyone if you like?

 

Fran I'll wait the week and then combine all the additional comments into the initial list first please.

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It's important to include when things finished e.g. withdrawal/conversion of coaches like the 60' 0" and 61' 6", and the end of particular traffic like CIE container trains. That way it becomes easier to model a particular period in time if that is your fancy.

 

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It's important to include when things finished e.g. withdrawal/conversion of coaches like the 60' 0" and 61' 6", and the end of particular traffic like CIE container trains. That way it becomes easier to model a particular period in time if that is your fancy.

 

Stephen

 

I know I've still up to update my original list and will get round to it shortly. I agree with you Stephen and ideally it would be great to have a list that everyone can add bits of information to.

Can this be facilitated?

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I know I've still up to update my original list and will get round to it shortly. I agree with you Stephen and ideally it would be great to have a list that everyone can add bits of information to.

Can this be facilitated?

Likely it could. It would be a great resource as long as members take care to ensure the accuracy of additions or amendments to it

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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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