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Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
A public meeting run by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.
Details & Full Programme.
Wednesday 2nd December
(1) 150 Years of the Holywood - Bangor Line
Robin Masefield, author of Be Careful, Don't Rush, recounts, in words and pictures, the history of the line, and the travails,
tragedies and triumphs of what became part of the Belfast and County Down and is now a jewel in the NIR crown.
(2) A Single to Cultra Please
Charles Friel recalls the closure of the former Belfast Transport Museum at Witham Street,
the transfers to Adelaide yard, and the movements in February 1993 - some with steam - the new and specially-built Irish Railway Gallery at Cultra.
28th & 29th November, 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th December
Dublin to Greystones & return
A return journey of approximately two hours, with an on-board visit from Santa and presents for children.
Plenty of opportunity for photographs with the man in red beside the train.
|Sat 28th Nov||1||10:10||Steam|
|Sun 29th Nov||4||10:55||Steam|
|Sat 5th Dec||6||10:10||Steam|
|Sun 6th Dec||9||10:55||Steam|
|Sat 12th Dec||11||10:10||Steam|
|Sun 13th Dec||14||10:55||Steam|
Allocation and mailing of tickets has been completed.
There will be no further refunds or exchanges.
29th November, 5th, 6th, 12th & 19th December
Belfast to Whitehead & return
Portadown to Lisburn & return
A return journey of festive fun, with an on-board visit from Santa and presents for children.
The return trip of around 2 hours will give plenty of opportunity for photographs with the man in red beside the train.
Departing Belfast Central
|Sun 29th Nov||10:00|
|Sat 5th Dec||11:30|
|Sun 6th Dec||10:00|
|Sat 12th Dec||11:30|
|Sat 19th Dec||11:30|
Coming from Dublin for the Portadown trains on 13th December?
|Sun 13th Dec||12:45|
Sunday 27th December
Belfast - Dublin & return
(A train for grown-ups, but children welcome!)
Fed up with relatives over Christmas? Then get away on this day trip.
Love your relatives? Then bring them along too!
Treat yourself or your nearest and dearest to a relaxing steam train journey - an opportunity for a post-Christmas winding down. Think of the aroma of steam, mince pies, mulled wine and hot whiskeys. Sounds good, doesn't it?
Complimentary mince pie and a glass of mulled wine included.
|Dublin Connolly||13:40|| |
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|Dublin Connolly|| ||16:55|
Fare: Adult £30, Child £22
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.
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.
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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.
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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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