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Tuesday 28th August

Steam Loco no 4 Light engine movement

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RPSI Whitehead  9.06

Carrickfergus 9.18

Yorkgate 9.42

Belfast central 9.48

Lisburn 10.09

Lurgan 10.28

Portadown 10.37

Poyntzpass 10.54

Newry 11.05

Dundalk 11.31 -12-00

Drogheda 12.29

Balbriggan 12.46

Skerries 12.53

Malahide 13.09

Howth Junction 13.18

Dublin Connolly 13.35

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RPSI Charter

Monday 3rd of September

Steam Loco 85 + RPSI Cravens

Dublin Connolly                10.45

Drumcondra                       10.50

Inchicore                             11.07

Hazelhatch                          11.19

Sallins                    11.27

Newbridge                         11.34

Kildare                  11.40

Monasterevin                   11.48

Portarlington                     11.55 -  12.10

Portlaoise                            12.23

Ballybrophy                        12.39

Templemore                      12.51

Thurles                 13.00 -  13.22 (in down loop not platform)

Limerick Jctn.                     13.47  - 14.50 (train in pocket loop, engine to turn on triangle)

Charleville                           15.26

Mallow                                                 15.56

Banteer                16.18 -  16.33

Millstreet                            16.58

Rathmore                            17.11

Killarney               17.41    

 

Wednesday 5th of September

Steam loco 85 + RPSI Cravens (Killarney to Portarlington)

 

Killarney                               08.15

Rathmore                            08.33

Millstreet                            08.40

Banteer                08.51

Mallow                 09.06  - 09.26

Charleville                           09.44

Limerick Jctn.                     10.09

Thurles                 10.35 -  10.55

Templemore                      11.05

Ballybrophy                        11.17

Portlaoise                            11.33

Portarlington                     11.48 – 12.28 (loco change)

Steam loco 4 + RPSI Cravens (Portarlington to Westport)

Portarlington                     12.28

Geashill                12.40     12.50

Tullamore                            12.59

Clara                      13.10     13.22

Clonydonnin                      13.31

Athlone                13.40 .  14.20

Knockcroghery  14.36     14.44

Roscommon                       14.53

Castlerea                             15.10

Ballyhaunis         15.24 -  15.54

Claremorris                         16.07

Manulla Jctn.                     16.19

Castlebar                             16.26

Westport             16.45    

 

Steam Loco 4 Light Engine

 

Dublin Connolly                10.15

Drumcondra                       10.20

Inchicore                             10.37

P. West & Ch. Orch.                         10.40

Clondalkin Fonthill                           10.42

Kishogue                              10.43

Adamstown                        10.47

Hazelhatch                          10.50

Sallins                    11.00

Newbridge                         11.10

Kildare                 11.17 -  11.27

Monasterevin                   11.36

Portarlington     11.45    

 

Steam Loco 85 light engine

Portarlington                     13.05

Monasterevin                   13.10

Kildare                  13.18

Newbridge                         13.24

Sallins                    13.32

Hazelhatch                          13.41

Adamstown                       13.44

Kishogue                             13.47

Clondalkin Fonthill                           13.48

P. West & Ch. Orch.                         13.51

Inchicore                             13.55

Drumcondra                       14.13

Dublin Connolly 14.20    

 

Friday 7th September

Steam loco 4 + RPSI Cravens

 

Westport                             07.45

Castlebar                             08.03

Manulla Jctn.                     08.10

Claremorris         08.22

Ballyhaunis         08.36  - 09.01

Castlerea                             09.15

Roscommon                       09.33

Knockcroghery                  09.40

Athlon  e             09.58 -  10.51

Clonnydonnin                    11.00

Clara                      11.09

Tullamore                            11.17

Geashill                11.29 -  11.41

Portarlington     11.52 -  12.41

Monasterevin                   12.49

Kildare                  12.58

Newbridge                         13.05

Sallins                    13.13

Hazelhatch                          13.22

Inchicore                             13.35

Drumcondra                       13.47

Dublin Connolly                13.52    

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RPSI South Western Railtour Saturday 13th of October

RPSI Cravens & IE diesel

 

Dublin Connolly 07.50

Inchicore 08.10

Hazelhatch 08.19

Sallins 08.25

Newbridge 08.32

Kildare 08.35

Monasterevin 08.41

Portarlington 08.47 - 08.51

Portlaoise 09.06 - 09.07

Ballybrophy 09.23

Lisduff 09.28

Templemore 09.33

Thurles 09.40

Limerick Jctn. 10.00

Charleville 10.20

Mallow 10.35 – 10.37

Rathpeacon 10.52

Cork  11.02 – 11.25

Littleisland 11.32

Glounthaune 11.35 – 11.43

Fota 11.46

Carrigaloe 11.50 – 11.58

Rushbrooke 12.02

Cobh 12.05 – 12.20

Rushbrooke 12.22

Carrigaloe 12.24

Fota 12.26 - 12.34

Glounthaune 12.37

Littleisland  12.39 – 12.45

Cork  12.53

Rathpeacon 13.03

Mallow 13.21 - 13.31

Charleville 13.46

Limerick Jctn. 14.08

Lim. Jctn. Pocket Loop 14.11 14.23

Dromkeen 14.35

Killonan Jctn. 14.42

LIMERICK 14.50 – 16.00

Sixmilebridge 16.25

Ennis 16.41 - 16.51

Gort 17.14 -17.24

Ardrahan 17.34

Craughwell 17.42

Athenry 17.52 - 18.00

Attymon 18.07

Woodlawn 18.12 - 18.25

Ballinasloe 18.34

Athlone 18.51 -  19.02

Clonnydonnin 19.11

Clara 19.19 19.23

Tullamore 19.33 - 19.38

Geashill 19.46

Portarlington 19.58  -19.59

Monasterevin 20.06

Kildare 20.14

Newbridge 20.20

Sallins 20.26

Hazelhatch 20.34

Inchicore 20.44

Islandbridge Jctn. 20.46

Glasnevin Jctn. 20.53

Drumcondra 20.54

Dublin Connolly 21.00

 

Cork Light Engine Movents

Cork 11.10

Littleisland 11.17

Glounthaune 11.19

Fota 11.22

Carrigaloe 11.25

Rushbrooke 11.28

Cobh  11.33

Cobh 12.50

Rushbrooke 12.53

Carrigaloe 12.56

Fota 12.59

Glounthaune 13.02

Littleisland 13.05

CORK 13.13

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Looking forward to this one. Hope it's as good as the Branchline Explorer back in April. The sing song session in the bar coach on the way home with a hellfire run from 086 as the light faded and the bar ran out of draft beer. Cracking day.

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21 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Me too! 131!

Agree. We did our first RPSI rail tour last October and quite enjoyed it, but personally diesel locos were not an attraction. One of the entertaining aspects of the rail tour was watching the 'paparazzi' in action whizzing up and down platforms and foot bridges chasing loco movements. Hopefully if there is a long steam tour next spring or summer we might give that a try.

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9 minutes ago, Noel said:

Agree. We did our first RPSI rail tour last October and quite enjoyed it, but personally diesel locos were not an attraction. One of the entertaining aspects of the rail tour was watching the 'paparazzi' in action whizzing up and down platforms and foot bridges chasing loco movements. Hopefully if there is a long steam tour next spring or summer we might give that a try. 

A single day or a multi day? For multi day there is the May tour. Long single day by steam is a bit more complicated due to drivers hours, but Connolly to Rosslare is a nice day.

Just now, Warbonnet said:

Would definitely love to see 131 come out to play down here, but I'm looking forward to the 121 returning the most tbh!  

I am really looking forward to both, but its a long time since I heard the hum of a baby gm 😀

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13 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Would definitely love to see 131 come out to play down here, but I'm looking forward to the 121 returning the most tbh! 

Is anybody running a 'book' on wither RPSI or MM will be first with 121 class? :) :)  

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21 minutes ago, snapper said:

simultaneous release anybody      :trains:

That would be something, perhaps MM releasing and selling them onboard the first RPSI 134 rail tour.

PS: For a rail tour with 8 or 9 coaches would 134 need to double head with B141 to manage the load?

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Not if running to steam timings like loco 461. In saying that I was volunteering on the recent Boyne tour with No4 hauling 7 plus van and it easily maintaining 70mph from the GPS on my phone. Its a great kettle. 

In saying that 121s struggled to keep time with crush loaded 6 piece push pulls in the 90s on Dublin to Drogheda runs. 

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6 hours ago, Railer said:

Looking forward to this one. Hope it's as good as the Branchline Explorer back in April. The sing song session in the bar coach on the way home with a hellfire run from 086 as the light faded and the bar ran out of draft beer. Cracking day.

Have to agree Railer it was a fantastic day out, made all the better by the 3 locos on duty that day. Really looking forward to this one myself :)

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RPSI Halloween specials Monday 29th of October

Originally scheduled to go to Maynooth but now going to  Drogheda due to engineering works at Glasnevin Junction.

Steam Loco 4 & RPSI Cravens

 

Dublin Connolly 11.05

Howth Jctn 11.22

Clongriffin 11.24 – 11.34

Malahide 11.44

Skerries 11.56

Balbriggan 12.01

Laytown 12.12

Drogheda 12.20

 

Drogheda 13.00

Laytown 13.09

Balbriggan 13.18

Skerries 13.23

Malahide 13.36

Howth Jctn 13.43

Dublin Connolly 14.00

 

Dublin Connolly 15.10

Howth Jctn 15.24

Clongriffin 15.26 – 15.34

Malahide 15.44

Skerries 15.56

Balbriggan 16.01

Laytown 16.10

Drogheda 16.18

 

Drogheda 17.00

Laytown 17.09

Balbriggan 17.18

Skerries 17.23

Malahide 17.36

Howth Jctn 17.43

Dublin Connolly 17.59

 

 

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Dublin area Santa season. There are 3 trains on each day, first and second are steam and the third is diesel. (except  Sunday the 2nd which only has 2 steam) Should be the same times each weekend.

 

Saturdays 1st / 8th / 15th

 

Dublin Connolly 10.05

Drumcondra 10.13

Clonsilla 10.31

Maynooth 10.48 – 11.20

Clonsilla 11.36

Drumcondra 11.53

Dublin Connolly 11.59

 

Dublin Connolly 13.05

Drumcondra 13.13

Clonsilla 13.31

Maynooth 13.48 – 14.20

Clonsilla 14.46

Drumcondra 14.53

Dublin Connolly 14.59

 

Dublin Connolly 16.05

Drumcondra 16.11

Clonsilla 16.29

Maynooth 16.45 – 17.40

Clonsilla 17.25

Drumcondra 17.45

Dublin Connolly 17.53

 

Sundays 2ns / 9th / 16th

 

Dublin Connolly 11.00

Drumcondra 11.08

Clonsilla 11.26

Maynooth 11.44 – 12.20

Clonsilla 12.36

Drumcondra 12.53

Dublin Connolly 12.59

 

Dublin Connolly 14.05

Drumcondra 14.13

Clonsilla 14.31

Maynooth 14.48 – 15.20

Clonsilla 15.36

Drumcondra  15.55

Dublin Connolly  16.04

 

Dublin Connolly 16.55

Drumcondra 17.01

Clonsilla 17.19

Maynooth 17.37 – 18.20

Clonsilla 18.36

Drumcondra 15.53

Dublin Connolly 18.58

 

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RPSI Mincepie special Sunday 30th of December

Steam Loco 85 & RPSI Mk 2s

 

RPSI Whitehad 08.40

Carrickfergus 08.52

Yorkgate 09.08

Belfast Lanyon Place 09.13 – 09.20

Lisburn 09.37 – 09.47

Portadown 10.11 – 10.15

Newry 10.37

Dundalk 10.55 – 11.08

Drogheda 11.36

Balbriggan 11.48

Skerries 11.52

Malahide 12.01

Howth Junction 12.05

Dublin Connolly 12.15

 

Steam Loco 4 & RPSI Mk2s

 

Dublin Connolly 16.10

Howth Junction 16.19

Malahide 16.24

Skerries 16.33

Balbriggan 16.37

Drogheda 16.49

Dundalk 17.15 – 17.30

Newry 17.52

Portadown 18.11 – 18.13

Lisburn 18.37 – 18.45

Belfast Lanyon Place 19.00 – 19.05

Yorkgate 19.10

Carrickfergus 19.24

Whitehead RPSI 19.40

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Great to see and sample 216 out to and returned from Maynooth last Saturday-the draught Guinness on tap was delicious too.....

Here we see 216 shortly after arrival at Connolly station with the last train from Maynooth and will shortly propel the train out to the wash road and later into the depot for overnight storage.

 

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Evening all,

The latest update to the December gallery has just been published. Featuring:

Saturday 15th December 2018: 
A day spent on the Maynooth Line photographing the RPSI Santa Specials and travelling on the 3rd trip of the day, which due to the problems No. 4 had on the 2nd trip was worked by Belmond Grand Hibernian liveried 216. On a side note the 30 minute interval service on the Maynooth line is very welcome for hopping between stations. 

Sunday 16th December 2018: 
On Sunday morning I travelled up from Greystones to Dublin before catching some Green Line LUAS photos in between the Christmas Shopping.

Click https://goo.gl/2cN3rt to view all the images.

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Slight Change to the times above for the mince pie special on Sunday the 30th of December, return times are the same as above.

Whitehead RPSI                09.02

Carrickfergus     09.14     09.15

Greenisland                       09.21

Yorkgate                              09.30

Belfast Lanyon Place       09.35     09.57

Lisburn                 10.14     10.22

Lurgan                  10.43

Portadown         10.51     10.55

Poyntzpass                         11.09

Newry                  11.17

Dundalk               11.35     11.55

Drogheda            12.23     12.48

Balbriggan                           13.01

Skerries                13.05

Malahide                             13.16

Howth Jctn.                        13.22

Dublin Connolly              13.36    

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Sorry I have not updated here in a while, things in the real world kind of took over for a while like they have a tendency to do.
Could one of the mods change the title to something like "RPSI Operations" and I will continue to post here instead opening a new thread.

On 3/19/2019 at 1:48 PM, Garfield said:

Is it not a bit presumptuous to cancel the move when an extension to the Brexit process has yet to be approved? 🤔 

Agreements have been reached outside of Brexit that allow the continued use of 85 south of the boarder for now.

 

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The next RPSI outing will be the West awake diesel railtour on Saturday the 13th of April, Dublin Connolly to Westport, Ballina and return.

Double head 071 Dublin Connolly to Claremorris  and Claremorris to Dublin Connolly. Single loco for the Claremorris to Westport / Ballina portion.

 

Dublin  Connolly                               07.50

Drumcondra                       07.55

Glasnevin Jctn.                  07.58

Islandbridge Jctn.                             08.04

Sallins                    08.24½

Newbridge                         08.31

Kildare                  08.35

Monasterevin                   08.41

Portarlington     08.47 -  08.49

Geashill                 09.01

Tullamore                            09.08

Clara      09.17 -  09.22

Clonnydonnin                    09.29

Athlone                 09.39     09.49

Knockcroghery                  10.05

Roscommon       10.13     10.21

Castlerea             10.40     10.48

Ballyhaunis                         11.00½

Claremorris         11.12     11.40 (Loco change to single loco)

Manulla Jctn.     11.53     12.00

Foxford                12.16

Ballina   12.30     - 14.25

Foxford                14.37

Manulla Jctn       14.55

Claremorris 15.09 – 15.40

Manulla Jctn.     15.53

Castlebar             15.59

Westport 16.14 – 16.45

Castlebar                             17.00

Manulla Junction                              17.06

Claremorris         17.18 -  17.46 (Loco change back to double 071)

Ballyhaunis                         18.00

Castlerea                             18.12

Roscommon                       18.29

Knockcroghery                  18.36

Athlone                 18.55 -  18.59

Clonnydonnin                    19.07

Clara                      19.16

Tullamore            19.25     19.33

Geashill                19.42

Portarlington     19.56 -  19.58

Monasterevin                   20.05

Kildare                  20.13

Newbridge                         20.17

Sallins                    20.23

Hazelhatch                          20.31

Inchicore                             20.40

Islandbridge Jctn.                             20.42

Glasnevin Jctn.                  20.47

Drumcondra                       20.51

Dublin Connolly                20.57    

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25 minutes ago, snapper said:

Sorry I have not updated here in a while, things in the real world kind of took over for a while like they have a tendency to do.
Could one of the mods change the title to something like "RPSI Operations" and I will continue to post here instead opening a new thread.

If you started the thread, I think you can change the title yourself - try hovering the cursor over it...

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46 minutes ago, snapper said:

The double is still planned for 078 + 082

Hope it stays that way.

Them two are the loudest 071s IMO, 082 has it's unique noise for many years but 078 also sounds great since it's overhaul after being stored for a number of years. Can't wait for the noise up the gullet on Saturday morning.

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