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International Railtour
(Updated 22/2/2017)

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
Announces its 48th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend





The Tour Weekend

In 2017 it is planned to visit Belfast, Dublin, Ennis, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Whitehead.

Fringe Events

Thursday 4th May: Steam hauled positioning train from Whitehead to Dublin Connolly (one way).
Friday 5th May: South Kerry diesel railtour: Dublin Connolly - Killarney - Dublin Connolly.
Tuesday 9th May: Heritage coach tour from Belfast.



Booking

Please see the booking form for preliminary details of fares and itineraries.

Return of the form, with the appropriate deposit, will ensure you have a place reserved on the main railtour and/or the Friday diesel tour.

Hotel accommodation is an optional extra, and the form allows you to indicate on which dates you may require accommodation.

Advance Booking Form


Outline times
(Subject to change should circumstances alter)


Thursday
Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion
--
09:05
Carrickfergus09:1809:20
Belfast Central09:4509:55
Dublin Connolly
TBC
--

Friday
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:25
Killarney
Dublin Connolly20:30
--

Saturday
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
09:25
Portarlington
Athenry
Ennis
Limerick16:25
--

Sunday
Arr
Dep
Limerick
--
09:05
Waterford12:5514:30
Kilkenny
Dublin Connolly19:00
--

Monday
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
11:25
Belfast Central14:30
Carrickfergus
Whitehead Excursion
--


Please note all trains and itineraries are subject to change and to agreement with the railway companies.


Previous Railtours

No.186 of 1879 arrives in Whitehead from Dublin on 8th May 2010 as part of the "Dalriada" tour. No.4 is wearing an original headboard from the last train of the Magheramorne stone contract which saved her from the scrapyard, 40 years (and 6 days) previously. No.4 then pulled the tour train to Ballymena.

Here is a selection of pictorial and video reports from previous RPSI International Railtours:


Keeping Steam alive in Ireland since 1964