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Inchicore Family Day
On Saturday 22nd August Iarnród Éireann held a family fun day at Inchicore Works - an event the RPSI was glad to be part of, especially since it involved aquiring a new locomotive!
Saturday 22nd August
saw a little bit of history being created at Inchicore Works for the Society
when it took possession of its first working main line diesel locomotive.
Vice Chairman David Houston was on hand to offer the gratitude of the Society to Phil, and all those in the company who had given support, and to thank Murphy Models who have, through a generous donation, made the sale possible.
In addition to the handing over ceremony No.186 was on shed, in steam, and coaches 351, 1142 and 5408 were open for viewing. Also present were a large collection of Irish Rail rolling stock, and three of the Irish Traction Group's fleet.
Locomotive 141 is the first of the double-ended locomotives produced by the Electro Motive Division of General Motors in 1962 and is of national and international importance. The locomotive has just been taken out of service and is expected to travel to Whitehead Excursion station as soon as feasible.
View our Helping Us Page to see how you can volunteer in Dublin or Whitehead and get involved.
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