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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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