Posters for our trains.
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Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
A public meeting in Belfast run by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.
Details & Full Programme.
Wednesday 9th March
(1) Sunday School Excursions
Alan Hyland presents the late David Seymour's exploration of these fabled days out, their impact on communities and the lengths to which the railways went to make it all work - usually behind steam.
(2) The Pictures Are Better on the Wireless
Ian Sinclair again delves into the archives of BBC local radio to bring us once-familiar voices from both regular slots and one-off feature programmes which explored the local railway scene.
Sunday 13th March
Dublin to Carrick on Shannon & return
Take a trip to view the mighty River Shannon with a journey along the Royal Canal to Mullingar,
then past majestic Lough Owel to Longford and Carrick on Shannon.
Spend the afternoon relaxing in scenic Carrick, or maybe extend your steam journey to Boyle - the choice is yours!
Adult €30, Child €15
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Adult €12, Child €6
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Easter Monday, 28th March
Easter Tuesday, 29th March
Belfast - Whitehead & return
Don't miss out on the Easter Week fun - hop aboard the Easter
Eggspress for a steam train adventure to Whitehead. Fun for all the
family, plus Easter eggs for the children.
There will be two trains each day:
Tickets: £12 (One fare for all)
Book Tickets Online
Tickets can also be purchased (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Croagh Patrick International Railtour Weekend
12th May - 17th May 2016
Each year the RPSI operates a weekend international railtour. This is
something a little bit special, where we invite you to join our restored locomotives on our train across Ireland. With a full bar on
the train, beautiful scenery, comfortable carriages and a traditional friendly welcome, our tours are fun and relaxing and a
great way to see the Emerald Isle.
The Main Weekend Event (3-Day Fare)
Includes visits to Athlone, Belfast, Ballina, Dublin, Westport, Whitehead.
Fringe Events (Single Day Fares)
Positioning runs, diesel-haulage to Waterford and Limerick Junction, heritage tour by coach from Belfast.
Train (Saturday-Monday) nearly booked up !!
No hotel availability in Westport (Sat/Sun) - please book independently
International Railtour Page / Booking Details
(Schedules, when available, will be listed on the Railtour page.)
A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and light snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer!
We also try to include an Irish craft beer where possible.
Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this website, the Railway
Preservation Society of Ireland cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
In addition any information or advice given on these pages is provided in good faith,
but should not be relied upon for safety-critical applications.
The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland reserves the right to vary
any details of a train advertised, or the provisions of this web site
without prior notice.
Some Useful Information
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|Forthcoming Train News
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for all our proposed dates. If the train you are interested in is not listed in the
Upcoming Trains & Events boxes above,
then tickets are not yet on sale.
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We are unable to comment on what trains will be running until they appear below.
|The Coming Season's Trains
Dates for the next season are normally published in the first months of the new year. The first train of the season is usually, but not always, at Easter.
However, the Programme can, and does, change so what is shown is not necessarily the final list.
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REMEMBER - Advance ticket purchase is essential for all mainline trains
unless otherwise stated.
Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station
OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems.
We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely
to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have
a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
PLEASE ACT RESPONSIBLY AROUND OUR TRAINS:
If you are going to watch, photograph or travel on an RPSI steam train, please remember
that the trains are operated on the national rail networks along with scheduled
passenger services. Trespassing to watch or photograph a steam train
endangers your safety, the safety of others and disrupts the operation
of all trains on the network - please act responsibly. Both Translink
and Iarnród Éireann
have severe penalties for trespassers.
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