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Hi everyone,

Just a quick queastion - Would anyone know how many carvens will be huled by No. 85 on the Sea Breeze on July 7th?

Many Thanks,

Jordan and Tommy

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8 minutes ago, Sulzer201 said:

Hi everyone,

Just a quick queastion - Would anyone know how many carvens will be huled by No. 85 on the Sea Breeze on July 7th?

Many Thanks,

Jordan and Tommy

Right now it's 6, but they are talking of increasing capacity on this due to demand so may go to 7.

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Posted (edited)

Sea Breeze Paths for July 7th.

DUBLIN Connolly

 

 

 

10.45

Tara Street

 

 

10.49

DUBLIN Pearse

 

 

10.51

Lansdowne Road

 

 

10.55

Sydney Parade

 

 

10.59

Blackrock

 

 

11.03

Dun Laoghaire

 

 

11.08

Dalkey

 

 

11.16

Bray

 

 

11.27

Greystones

11.36

11.44

Wicklow

 

 

12.00½

Rathdrum

12.18

12.30

Arklow

 

 

12.47

Gorey

13.02

13.19

Enniscorthy

 

 

13.40

Wexford Loop

 

 

14.01

WEXFORD

 

14.03

14.08

Rosslare Strand

14.25

 

14.31

 

ROSSLARE EUROPORT

 

14.38

 

 

 

ROSSLARE EUROPORT

 

15.40

Rosslare Strand

15.46

15.50

WEXFORD

16.10

16.16

Wexford Loop

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16.17½

Enniscorthy

 

16.58

Gorey

17.00

17.20

Arklow

 

17.36

Rathdrum

17.58

18.12

Wicklow

 

18.28

Greystones

 

18.44

Bray

 

18.54

Dalkey

 

19.05

Dun Laoghaire

 

19.12

Blackrock

 

19.17

Sydney Parade

 

19.22

Lansdowne Road

 

19.26

DUBLIN Pearse

 

19.31

Tara Street

 

19.33

DUBLIN Connolly

19.37

 

 

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Unfortunately Merlin failed at Gorey and the train was recovered by 074.  Merlin had to be left in the siding at Gorey.  

Merlin and 074.jpeg

Merlin in Gorey.jpeg

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Enniscorthy Rockin Food Festival

Sunday 4th of August

Steam Loco 85 & RPSI Cravens

Dublin Connolly 10.45

Tara Street         10.49

Pearse  10.51

Lansdowne Road              10.55

Sydney Parade  10.59

Blackrock             11.03

Dun Laoghaire   11.08

Dalkey  11.16

Bray       11.27

Greystones        11.36     11.44

Wicklow               12.00

Rathdrum            12.18 - 12.30

Arklow  12.47

Gorey   13.02 - 13.12

Enniscorthy        13.34     13.42

Wexford              14.05     14.10

Rosslare Strand 14.25 -  14.31

Rosslare Europort            14.38     - 1540

Rosslare Strand 15.46    15.50

Wexford              16.10     16.16

Enniscorthy        16.39     16.49

Gorey   17.11 – 17.21

Arklow  17.37

Rathdrum            17.58 – 18.12

Wicklow               18.28

Greystones        18.44

Bray       18.54

Dalkey  19.05

Dun Laoghaire   19.12

Blackrock             19.17

Sydney Parade  19.22

Lansdowne Road              19.26

Pearse  19.31

Tara Street         19.33

Dublin Connolly 19.37

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Marble City Saturday 24th August 2019

Steam Loco 85 & RPSI Cravens

 

Dublin Connolly                10.20

Glasnevin Jctn.                  10.30

Islandbridge Jctn.                             10.37

Inchicore                             10.40

Hazelhatch                          10.53

Sallins                    11.01

Newbridge                         11.08

Kildare  11.14 -  11.16

Cherryville Jctn.                11.21

Athy      11.36 -  11.53

Carlow                  12.07

Muine Bheag     12.20 -  12.28

Kilkenny               12.52    

Kilkenny               16.37

Muine Bheag     17.00     -17.08

Carlow  17.22

Athy      17.35 -  17.55

Cherryville Jctn. 18.10

Kildare  18.14     - 18.16

Newbridge         18.24

Sallins    18.32

Hazelhatch                          18.40

Inchicore                             18.52

Islandbridge Jctn.             18.55

Glasnevin Jctn.  19.03

Dublin Connolly 19.13

Steam Loco 85 Light Engine Turning on the triangle.

Kilkenny 13.50

Lavistown south 13.55

Lavistown North 14.01 - 14.10

Kilkenny 14.18

Light Engine Irish Rail Diesel

Waterford 12.30

Thomastown 12.57

Kilkenny 13.14 - 14.05

Thomastown 14.18

Waterford 14.44

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What happened to the Enniscorthy Rockin Food Festival trip? Posts about forthcoming events that ultimately fail to materialise make said posts unreliable. Everybody knows that that steam specials can fail but explanations should follow rather than being glossed over.

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Nothing was being glossed over, I post times and details here for anybody who might be interested in seeing the trains or taking photographs. I don’t tend to share post trip reports (which are emailed to RPSI members), but I do answer any questions when asked. Details of what was happening was posted on the RPSI Dublin Facebook page as and when information was available.

As for what happened on the day, the steam train did not fail.

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This train was advertised as the Enniscorthy Rockinfood Festival Express. Dublin Connolly to Enniscorthy and a local trip to Wexford and Rosslare Strand. Both trains were sold out.

The carriages selected were BR Van 3173, Cravens Open Standards 1505, 1532, Bar Car 1514, Dining Car 1522, Open 1506, 1541 and 1523.

It became apparent that the day ahead was not looking good. Operations Manager began receiving text messages from Irish Rail indicating that there were serious signal problems on the DSER between Grand Canal Dock and Sandymount.  There were no trains going passed Pearse Station heading south.

The Cravens Carriages were held at Inchicore as Connolly had no room for them. Members of the catering staff were onboard and had the kitchen up and running.

Signal problem sorted at around 10am. Carriages arrived with GM. Loco No. 082 onto Platform 5.

The Down Rosslare left on time and only got as far as Pearse when the signals failed again. This time it was as far as Dun Laoighre.

Steam Loco No. 85 was on the Wash Road waiting for the road to travel over and hook up. Signalman directed that they return to Shed as he needed the Road to store railcars.

The Down Rosslare returned to Connolly and passengers were brought to the car park to wait for Bus Transfers.

Time was running out for us. If we did not get away immediately, then we would be out of time for the Loco Crew.

Operations Manager made the decision to run to Dundalk instead. Announcements were made over the train PA and a number of passengers opted not to travel and registered for refunds.

Incidentally, the line opened at 12.30pm. It was too late for the crew.

We departed for Dundalk at 12.38pm with 182 passengers. Good running until we got to Malahide where we were informed that there was a points failure. 13.10hrs to 13.34hrs.  A DART was in front of us and we also had to wait for an UP Enterprise to proceed.  Signals had to be passed at Danger.

Skerries passed at 13.47hrs. Laytown 13.56hrs.  We arrived into Drogheda at 14.04hrs. Engine watered and we departed at 14.15hrs.  We arrived into Dundalk at 14.46hrs.  Train was shunted onto the UP Platform where the engine was watered from the Column Tank.

We departed Dundalk at 16.00hrs.  Drogheda arrived at 16.43hrs. Set Down only, we had been blocked on the northern side of the Viaduct to let the Down Enterprise pass.

Malahide passed at 17.07hrs. and we arrived back into Dublin Connolly, Platform 2 at 18.40hrs. The set was transferred back to Inchicore Railway Works by GM 228.

The weather was fantastic with the sun shining for most of the day. The views along the coast were magnificent.

For the 171 Fund, John Richardson’s Fund Raising; “Every ones a Winner” raised €900.00. John and Gerard Owens sold 54   2020 calendars.

 

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Posted (edited)

@ Snapper - thank you for your speedy response and for clarifying matters. It seems the DSER is bedevilled by problems and only the Belmond seems to get through to Enniscorthy albeit without stopping.

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