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Train Formations - CIÉ/IR/IÉ and NIR

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Following on from an earlier post (British Outline Modelling / Hattons train formation guides / August 2) here are some further examples of train formations on the CIÉ/IR/IÉ and NIR systems. They cover the period from the early 1970s until the early 2000s. I have included the examples from the original post - they are marked with the  ¶ symbol:

21/06/1971

??:?? Wexford - Dublin (Night Goods)

A44R + 16469 + 17929 + 26010 + 19138 + 16364 + 12355 + 12112 + 16721 + 19880 + 19036 + 17031 + 18932 + 17948 + 633M + 16760 + 23685.

26/10/1975

08:20 Dublin Connolly - Galway

B146 + 2972 + 3183TL + 2415TL + 1555TL + 1505TL + 1914TL + 2425TL + 2578.

26/10/1975

??:?? Attymon Junction - Loughrea

B153 + 1904 + 1534.

31/12/1975

Inchicore - Gorey (Crane Special to Clough Bridge derailment)

049 + 244 (Running Wagon) + 295A (35T Steam Crane) + 13848 (Open Wagon) + 23636 (20T Brake Van)

22/08/1976

09:00 Dublin Heuston - Tralee

186+B142 + 3177TL + 1546TL + 2408TL + 1529TL + 1526TL + 1931TL + 1494 + 1929TL + 1473 + 1455 + 1466.

22/08/1976

??:?? Dublin Heuston - Tralee

042 + 2578 + 5602 + 5157 + 5401 + 5202 + 5213 + 5218 + 5155.

30/10/1976

13:05 Dublin Connolly - Wicklow Murrough (final passenger service)

220 + 6201 + 6321 + 6327 + 6329 + 6111.

02/11/1976

Bray - Inchicore (Wagon transfer)

131+123 + 27772 + 27779 + 27789 + 27784 + 27790.

07/02/1977

19:30 Bray - Dublin Connolly

6111 + 6329 + 6327 + 6321 + 6201 + 205.

25/01/1977

??:?? Bray - Inchicore (Wagon transfer)

B159 + 27782 + 27778 + 23509 (20t Brake Van).

26/02/1977

15:37 Bray - Dundalk (Old AEC Railcars)

205 + 2633 + 2654 + 2651 + 2603 + 23568 (20t Brake Van).

28/02/1977

19:00 Wicklow - Dublin Connolly

207 + 3158 + 1496 + 1340 + 1471 + 1424 + 1404 + 1369.

07/03/1977

19:00 Wicklow - Dublin Connolly

188 + 3120 + 1349 + 1339 + 1373 + 1441 + 1381 + 1434.

13/04/1977

19:00 Wicklow - Dublin Connolly

202 + 1403 + 1443 + 1381 + 1433 + 1463 + 3126.

18/04/1977

19:00 Wicklow - Dublin Connolly

185 + 1449 + 1461 + 1340 + 1402 + 1357 + 1386 + 3153.

21/08/1977

09:50 Dublin Heuston - Galway

087 + 1507TL + 1471 + 1466 + 1488 + 1909 + 2413 + 1505TL + 1530TL + 1535TL + 3189TL.

13/05/1978

07:55 Dublin Connolly - Foynes (IRRS Special)

150+186 + 3188 + 1539 + 2402 + 1543 + 1551 + 1532 + 1514 + 2559.

30/07/1978

 

Up Wexford Cement (empty)

054 + 14 4-wheel pallet cement wagons (28001 series).

31/07/1978

Fertiliser (empty)

002 + 10 bogie fertiliser wagons (35001 series).

01/08/1978

09:40 Bray - Thomastown

(Special)

085 + 3216TL + 1501TL + 1369 + 1384 + 1378 + 1465 + 2428 + 1476 + 1360 + 1474 + 1487 + 1383 + 2569.

04/08/1978

08:45 Dublin Heuston - Tralee

082 + 3187TL + 1150TL + 2402TL + 1504TL + 1542TL + 1422TL + 1505TL + 1510TL + 1917TL.

04/08/1978

17:10 Tralee - Dublin Heuston

011 + 1929TL + 2419 + 1545TL + 1528TL + 1425TL + 3189TL.

06/08/1978

11:00 Dublin Heuston - Waterford

(deferred 10:30 service)

088 + 1366 + 1379 + 1430 + 1416 + 1461 + 3209TL.

21/08/1978

13:20 Lisburn - Bangor

731 + 765 + 89.

22/08/1978

Crane Special (to remove water tank in loco yard at Bray

161 + 627A + 626A + 295A + 12649 + 23686.

23/09/1978

07:20 Bray - Claremorris (Knock Special)

187+189 + 1935 + RS23 + 1488 + 2428 + 1434 + 1494 + 1503 + 1472 + 1501TL + 1512TL + 1500TL + 3158TL.

23/09/1978

16:20 Bray - Dublin Connolly (RPSI Special)

186 (Steam) + 1461 + 1449 + 1390 + 1404 + 3204TL.

12/05/1979

07:55 Dublin Connolly - New Ross (IRRS Special)

186+155 + 2552 + 1454 + 2403 + 1485 + 1358 + 1470 + 1484 + 3212TL. Also, locos 134+129

18/08/1979

08:00 Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central

017 + 1925 + 2420 + 1518 + 1510 + 1533 + 1924 + 1433.

 

05/12/1979

08:09 Dublin Connolly - Rosslare Harbour

085 + 3182 + 1504 + 1533 + 2424 + 1913.

12/06/1982

06:59 Bray - Howth

218 + 3163TL + 1407TL + 1478 + 1632.

12/06/1982

11:40 Belfast York Rd - Lisburn (IRRS Special)

703 +75 River Maine.

15/03/1986

08:00 Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central

085 + 5602 + 5102 + 5405 +5236 + 5203 + 5213.

22/03/1986

18:00 Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly

082 + 5214 + 5156 + 5157 + 5213 + 5203 + 5236 + 5405 + 5102 + 5602.

15/07/2006

08:10 Dublin Heuston - Ballina (RPSI Special)

4 (Steam) + 3189TL + 1550TL + 1507TL + 1508TL + 1532TL + 1529TL* + 1539TL*.

* RPSI owned carriages

15/07/2006

18:00 Ballina - Manulla Junction

112 + 1532TL + 1508TL + 1507TL + 1550TL + 3189TL

 

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Hi Josefstadt,

great stuff, any idea what the Sunday evening Waterford to Dublin Houston 14 piece would of been made up of?

If I remember right,  it was an 071 class + GSV + MK2D EGV + 11 MK2Ds + MK2D EGV 

You could hear the 071 all the way to nearly Thomastown or a clear night!

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Hi K801, I haven't found any notes to give me a conclusive answer to your question. I'll keep digging and also put out feelers to see if anyone else has an answer. What era are you talking about?

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On 12/12/2019 at 5:56 AM, K801 said:

the Sunday evening Waterford to Dublin Houston 14 piece would of been made up of?

If I remember right,  it was an 071 class + GSV + MK2D EGV + 11 MK2Ds + MK2D EGV 

A GSV and 2x Mk EGV?

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Just guessing but I think the GSV was just extra capacity for carrying mail and I nearly bet the rest of the train was two Mk2 sets combined. Definitely was a 14 piece train thou!

 

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On 12/11/2019 at 11:44 PM, josefstadt said:

15/07/2006

 

18:00 Ballina - Manulla Junction

 

112 + 1532TL + 1508TL + 1507TL + 1550TL + 3189TL

I remember that day very well I worked as the train guard on that particular day....it was a warm and sunny and it was the first time that bar coach 1508 worked the Ballina branch train,

Thanks for posting Stephen- useful information.

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On 12/13/2019 at 12:21 PM, K801 said:

Thanks.  it was the early 90s, used to go out late on a Sunday evening, around 6pm

 

If it was the early 1990s, then the other Mk2D would likely have been any old mix as Hueston sets seemed quite randomly formed after the Mk3s were introduced and cascaded the Mk2Ds down the pecking order. The two EGV were needed for long sets, I think one could power up to 11 then for 12 or 13 they'd have two EGV, the jumpers being disconnected between the two middle vehicles so each Generator Van powered half the coaches.

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