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A public meeting run by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.

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Wednesday 11th February

Farewell the Derry Road

Fred Cooper presents his comprehensive film coverage of all of the still-missed line from Portadown via Dungannon, Omagh and Strabane to Londonderry (Foyle Road) which closed 50 years ago this month.

Relive the 'big days' and the everyday, the ever-changing scenery and the variety of workings as well as happenings after the closure.

Fred's own footage is complemented by that of Tony Price and other collected material.

The Marble City
Sunday 22nd March

Dublin - Kilkenny & return


Treat yourself to a trip in vintage carriages from the early 1960s, travelling behind a 90 year old steam locomotive to the Marble City of Kilkenny.


*** ON SALE SOON ***

A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught Guinness!



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2015 Programme
Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed - log your email address above for news.
Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation.
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
On Sale?
 Yes
 Soon
 Info
March
22
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461
April
6
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461
 
6
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
7
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
11
Sat
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return 461
May
7
Thu
"South Munster": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85
 
8
Fri
"South Munster": Diesel tour [TBC] Diesel
 
9
Sat
"South Munster": Dublin - Cork [TBC] 85/461
 
10
Sun
"South Munster": Cork [TBC] 85/461
 
11
Mon
"South Munster": Cork - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85
 
31
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461
July
26
Sun
"Bray Shuttle": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
 
August
9
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
 
 
23
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return  
November
1
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
28
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
December
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  



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