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On 4/10/2019 at 6:10 PM, snapper said:

Now looks like it will be 075 + 082

Yeah, saw a few pictures of them linked up together in Inchicore yesterday. 078 was on a Westport timber, wonder will we still get 078 on a local trip to Ballina and back instead.

I don't know if it's a coincidence but looking at 075 and 082 they are coupled with the no1 ends facing each other, 071 and 073 in multiple were configured the same. Just wondering is it change or is there a reason? I thought the cooling ends, no2 ends of the 071s had the noisier cabs than the no1 ends therefor given a choice the drivers would rather drive from the no1 end cabs?

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071 to do the Claremorris-Ballina-Westport-Claremorris leg of the tour,

075+082 will be stabled on the Ballinrobe siding nearest the station in Claremorris while 209 is allocated to work the North wall-Ballina IWT liner at it will be stabled on the lake siding which is directly behind the Ballinrobe siding.

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Cracking performance from 075+082 so far. Not even 9am and there are pints spilled on the floor of 1532 from being bounced around. Not by yours truly mind.

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 9:12 AM, Noel said:

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Here you go.....Castlerea, Claremorris and Ballina

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Was great day out.

One question though, anyone know when the Cravens set got rotated, was it on the Western Rail Corridor tour in October just gone? 

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RPSI Easter trains, Monday 22nd of April 2019

Steam loco 85 + Cravens

 

Dublin Connolly 10.40

Pearse 10.46

Dun Laoghaire 11.09

Bray11.30

Greystones 11.39 – 11.44

Kilcoole 11.49

Wicklow 12.01 – 12.45

Greystones 13.13 – 13.35

Wicklow 13.55 – 14.52

Greystones 15.12 – 15.45

Wicklow 16.05 – 16.40

Greystones 16.59 – 17.01

Bray 17.11

Dun Laoghaire 17.30

Pearse 17.47

Dublin Connolly 17.53

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On 4/15/2019 at 5:36 PM, ttc0169 said:

Here you go.....Castlerea, Claremorris and Ballina

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Raging I missed this. Looked like a great day out. I'll just have to wait until the next one. October's not that far away I suppose :)  

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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 11:18 PM, JasonB said:

Raging I missed this. Looked like a great day out. I'll just have to wait until the next one. October's not that far away I suppose :)  

You could always do the 071 tour to Sligo on Friday 10th May-with a stopover at Dromod of approximately 90 minutes to visit the Cavan & Leitrim railway on the way down and a fast spin back to Dublin...

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22 hours ago, ttc0169 said:

You could always do the 071 tour to Sligo on Friday 10th May-with a stopover at Dromod of approximately 90 minutes to visit the Cavan & Leitrim railway on the way down and a fast spin back to Dublin...

Just noticed that last week Noel. Wasn't sure if it could be booked separately or was part of the package included in International Railtour. Thanks for the info :tumbsup: 

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To make your choice even more difficult the details of the October tour have just been announced with something special :trains:

 

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DIESEL RAILTOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Continuing with the successful operation of diesel railtours to raise funds for the restoration of B134 to the mainline, we are pleased to announce the next fundraising railtour.

Scheduled for Saturday October 5th, 'The Cobh Rambler' railtour will be another first for diesel enthusiasts. Starting from Dublin Heuston station the train will first make its way down the mainline to Cork hauled by a mixed pair made up of an 071 and 201 locomotive operating in multiple. In Cork, the 071 will go light engine to Cobh with the train following on behind hauled by the 201. In Cobh the 071 will join the rear of the train for the run first of all back to Mallow (via the station avoiding line in Cork) and then down the Kerry road to Killarney. The loco will then run around for the return to Mallow. While all this is going on, the 201 will return light engine from Cobh to Cork and will exchange with another member of the class. This locomotive will then go forward to Mallow and wait for the train to return from Killarney. The 201 will then join the head of the train with the 071 for the return to Dublin Heuston once again operating in multiple.

Tickets for this tour will certainly be popular and will be on sale soon via the usual online and postal booking options. Tickets for this tour will be €70/£63 plus online booking fees.

The RPSI would like to acknowledge the great assistance from all departments of Iarnrod Eireann for making this railtour possible.

 

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Steam Loco 85 Light engine movement from Dublin to Whitehead. Sunday 28th of April

Dublin Connolly 14.35

Malahide 14.53

Skerries 15.03

Balbriggan 15.08

Drogheda 15.23

Dundalk 15.59  - 16.10

Newry 16.35

Portadown 16.59

Lurgan 17.08

Moira 17.17

Lisburn 17.28 – 17.40

Belfast Lanyon Place 17.58

Yorkgate 18.05

Bleach Green 18.13

Green Island 18.19

Carrickfergus 18.26

Kilroot 18.33

Whitehead 18.40

Whitehead RPSI 18.45

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9 minutes ago, airfixfan said:

If 85 is going north on Sunday does that mean that only 85 is doing the whole 3 day tour in May?

Basically yes as 4 is waiting on new driving wheels and 131 is not yet allowed run across the border. 

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On 4/24/2019 at 12:30 PM, airfixfan said:

So 85 will do Waterford to Limerick for the first time on Sunday 12th?

Unless IE throw their usual spanner in the works and a diesel turns up for that bit!

I hope not. Little enough main line steam.....

Pity Whitehead wasn't able to get 131 ready in time.

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IF No.85 is the only available loco, then I understand that she is too heavy for the Waterford - Limerick line.

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The problem is that 131 is ready and was in fine form over Easter but that it is not allowed south of Newry as it is not yet accepted by Irish Rail. Hear that as 85 is banned on the Waterford/Limerick line that it is an 071 on Sunday 12th now.

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As it is special permission has been granted to just open the line between Waterford and Limerick on a Sunday as it's usually closed.

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Article in the latest issue of Railway Magazine now confirms my earlier comments that 85 is not allowed by Irish Rail to do the Sunday leg from Waterford to Limerick and return. Also hearing that 85 has to pass a boiler inspection over the next few days before it can operate any part of the May rail tour.

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85 is too heavy to operate over the Limerick Junction to Waterford line and 131 requires approval from the CRR so the Sunday will be 071 operated.

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Just for anyone interested in modeling the real thing:

The Sligo tour on Friday week will be a short formation of GSV+1522 Diner+1514 Bar+1532+1505+1508.

It will be 1508s first run this year and the last 3 Cravens are the same running numbers of the RPSI commissioned Cravens pack.

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13 hours ago, Railer said:

Just for anyone interested in modeling the real thing:

The Sligo tour on Friday week will be a short formation of GSV+1522 Diner+1514 Bar+1532+1505+1508.

It will be 1508s first run this year and the last 3 Cravens are the same running numbers of the RPSI commissioned Cravens pack.

It is planned after arrival at Sligo for the train to be stabled on the former arrivals platform prior to shunting out to the loop and back to the platform for departure,

The incoming 29000 railcar off the 13:00 departure ex Connolly will be shunted to the former quay line to allow the RPSI Cravens access to the loop. 

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Thursday 9th of May


Steam Loco 85 + RPSI Mk2s

Whitehead  RPSI 09.06


Whitehead 09.09


Kilroot 09.13


Carrickfergus 09.18 - 09.20


Greenisland 09.28


Bleach Green 09.34


Yorkgate  09.42


Donegall Quay 09.43


Belfast L. Place 09.47 -  09.57


Lisburn 10.18 - 10.53


Lurgan 11.14


Portadown 11.22 11.25


Poyntzpass 11.39


Newry 11.47


Dundalk 12.05 -  12.25


Drogheda 12.55


Laytown 13.01


Mosney 13.04


Balbriggan 13.09


Skerries 13.14


Malahide 13.25


Howth Jctn. 13.33


Dublin Connolly 13.54

 

Friday 10th May


071 + RPSI Cravens

Dublin Connolly                10.30


Drumcondra                       10.36


Broombridge                     10.42


Ashtown                              10.44


Navan Road Parkway      10.45


Castleknock                        10.46


Coolmine                             10.47


Clonsilla                                10.49


Clonsilla Jctn.                     10.51


Leixlip Confey                    10.55


Leixlip Louisa Bridge        10.58


Maynooth                           11.05


Kilcock                  11.10


Enfield  11.17 - 11.22


Killucan                 11.38


Mullingar                             11.49


Edgeworthstown                             12.07


Longford              12.17 -  12.27


Dromod               12.42 -  14.02


Carrick-On-Shannon                       14.16


Boyle     14.28     14.35


Ballymote                            14.49


Collooney                            14.57


Sligo Loop           15.04 - 15.08


Sligo       15.13 -  16.35


Sligo Loop                           16.36


Collooney                            16.44


Ballymote                            16.53


Boyle                     17.07


Carrick-On-Shannon                       17.17


Dromod                               17.32


Longford              17.47     -17.52


Edgeworthstown                             18.03


Mullingar             18.21 -  18.26


Killucan 18.36 -  18.41


Enfield  18.57 - 19.03


Kilcock                  19.10


Maynooth                           19.15


Leixlip Louisa Bridge                        19.20


Leixlip Confey                    19.21


Clonsilla Jctn.                     19.25


Clonsilla                                19.26


Coolmine                             19.28


Castleknock                        19.29


Navan Road Parkway      19.31     -  19.38


Ashtown                              19.40


Broombridge                     19.41


Glasnevin Jctn.                  19.44


Drumcondra                       19.46


Dublin  Connolly               19.53    

 

 

Saturday 11th May


Steam loco 85 + RPSI Cravens

 

Dublin Connolly                 08.30


Drumcondra                                       08.36


Glasnevin Jctn.                  08.38


Broombridge                     08.40


Ashtown                              08.43


Navan Road Parkway                      08.45


Castleknock                        08.47


Coolmine                             08.48


Clonsilla                                08.50


Hansfield                             08.53


Dunboyne                           08.58


M3 Parkway       09.03

 

Steam Loco 85 Light Engine


M3 Parkway 09.15


Clonsilla 09.30 – 09.35


M3 Parkway

Steam Loco 85 + RPSI Cravens


M3 Parkway                       10.00


Dunboyne                           10.04


Hansfield                             10.09


Clonsilla                               10.13


Coolmine                             10.16


Castleknock                        10.18


Navan Road Parkway                      10.20


Ashtown                              10.22


Broombridge                     10.24


Glasnevin Jctn.                  10.27


Drumcondra                       10.29


Dublin Connolly                10.35

Dublin Connolly                 12.00


Drumcondra                               12.06


Glasnevin Jctn.                  12.09


Islandbridge Jctn.                             12.16


Inchicore                             12.19


Hazelhatch                          12.32


Sallins                    12.40


Newbridge                         12.47


Kildare  12.54 -  12.56


Cherryville Jctn.                13.01


Athy      13.15 -  13.30


Carlow                  13.44


Muine Bheag     13.56     14.01


Lavistown North Jctn.                     14.16


Kilkenny               14.23 -  15.39


Lavistown South Jctn.                     15.46


Thomastown                     15.59½


Ballyhale              16.08     -  16.18


Waterford 16.50

 

Sunday 12th of May


071 + RPSI Cravens        

Waterford                           10.00


Carrick-On-Suir 10.29-    10.44


Clonmel                               11.10


Cahir      11.31-    11.39


Tipperary                             12.04


Limerick Jctn. Pocket Loop                           12.13


Dromkeen                          12.23


Killonan Jctn.                      12.30


Limerick               12.40     - 14.05


Killonan Jctn.                      14.13


Dromkeen                          14.21


Limerick Jctn. Pocket Loop                           14.31


Tipperary             14.38 - 14.48


Cahir                      15.19


Clonmel               15.45     15.57


Carrick-On-Suir                 16.29


Waterford           17.05    

 

Monday 13th of May

Steam Loco 85 + RPSI Cravens

Waterford                           08.55


Ballyhale              09.17     09.23


Thomastown                     09.31


Lavistown South Jctn.                     09.42


Lavistown North Jctn.                     09.44


Muine Bheag     09.58 -  10.17


Carlow                  10.29


Athy      10.41  - 11.02


Cherryville Jctn                  11.17


Kildare  11.23     11.34


Newbridge                         11.43


Sallins                    11.50


Hazelhatch                          11.59


Inchicore                             12.16


Glasnevin Jctn.                  12.27


Drumcondra                       12.29


Dublin  Connolly               12.38

 

Steam loco 85+ RPSI mk2s

Dublin Connolly                14.57


Howth Jctn.                        15.11


Portmarnock                      15.16


Malahide                             15.19


Donabate                            15.22


Rush & Lusk                        15.26


Skerries                 15.35


Balbriggan                           15.49


Mosney                15.55


Drogheda                            16.03


Dundalk               16.30 -  17.05


Newry                  17.27


Poyntzpass                         17.35


Portadown         17.46  -   17.49


Lurgan                  17.58


Moira                    18.05


Lisburn 18.15 -  18.21


Dunmurry                           18.26
Belfast Central               18.35     18.48


Donegall Quay                   18.51


Yorkgate                              18.52


Bleach Green                     18.58


Greenisland                       19.01


Carrickfergus                      19.04


Kilroot                   19.09


Whitehead                         19.14


Whitehead RPSI 19.18    

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RPSI Light engine transfer, steam loco 85

Thursday 16th of May

Whitehead RPSI                09.16

Whitehead                         09.18

Carrickfergus                     09.29

Greenisland                       09.36

Bleach Green                     09.41

Yorkgate                              09.48

Belfast Central   09.54 -  09.57

Lisburn                 10.15

Lurgan                  10.34

Portadown                         10.43

Poyntzpass                         11.00

Newry                  11.11

Dundalk               11.37 -  12.05

Drogheda                            12.34

Balbriggan                           12.51

Skerries                12.58

Malahide                             13.14

Howth Jctn.                        13.23

Dublin Connolly 13.40    

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Hi, 

     Would anyone know if No.85 "Merlin" will use the Rosslare turntable on the Sea Breeze on May 26th?

Kind regards

Jordan and Tommy

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9 minutes ago, Sulzer201 said:

Hi, 

     Would anyone know if No.85 "Merlin" will use the Rosslare turntable on the Sea Breeze on May 26th?

Kind regards

Jordan and Tommy

Yes that's the plan so far. The crew don't like running tender first back to Dublin around Killiney and right now 85 is turned facing south.

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Sea Breeze, Sunday 26th of May. Steam loco 85 + RPSI Cravens

Dublin Connolly                       10.35

Tara Street                                 10.39

Pearse                                      10.41

Lansdowne Road                         10.45

Sydney Parade                            10.49

Blackrock                                   10.54

Dun Laoghaire                            11.01

Dalkey                                      11.11

Bray                                         11.25

Greystones             11.34   -          11.44

Wicklow                                    12.02

Rathdrum               12.17 - 12.27

Arklow                                      12.46

Gorey                                       13.00

Enniscorthy             13.23 - 13.38

Wexford Loop                             14.02

Wexford                 14.03      -      14.08

Rosslare Strand  14.26    -     14.31

Rosslare Europort  14.38    -15.40

Rosslare Strand   15.46        - 15.50

Wexford                  16.09     -     16.15

Wexford Loop                             16.16

Enniscorthy             16.38  -16.58

Gorey                                      17.20

Arklow                                     17.34

Rathdrum               17.57 - 18.07

Wicklow                                   18.23

Greystones                               18.39

Bray                                        18.49

Dalkey                                     19.00

Dun Laoghaire                           19.08

Blackrock                                 19.13

Sydney Parade                          19.18

Lansdowne Road                        19.21

Pearse                                     19.27

Tara Street                               19.29

Dublin Connolly   19.33

          

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Sorry to be a pest ... But will No. 85 "Merlin" be wearing the big red and white "Sea Breeze" head board the one it wore in August last? 

 

Many Thanks

Jordan and Tommy     

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2 hours ago, Sulzer201 said:

Sorry to be a pest ... But will No. 85 "Merlin" be wearing the big red and white "Sea Breeze" head board the one it wore in August last? 

 

Many Thanks

Jordan and Tommy     

It will be on it,

feel free to ask anything you like, as long as its not when do Santa tickets go on sale 😁😁😁  

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