Train Dates for 1968.
(Note: Belfast YR = Belfast York Road; Belfast CSD = Belfast Central Services Depot; Belfast GVS = Belfast Great Victoria Street; ECS = Empty Coaching Stock; LE = Light Engine; GM = Railway company diesel locomotive; Whitehead generally means the RPSI's own Whitehead Excursion Station.)
|Light Engine||Belfast YR-Whitehead|
|Olderfleet||27: Belfast YR - Larne Harbour - Whitehead Excursion - Belfast YR
3BG: Belfast YR - Belfast Harbour Commissioners' tramway
|Engine Transfer||Belfast YR - Whitehead||Hauled out of steam by WT class No.6.|
|Engine Transfer||Delivered to Harland & Wolff for heavy overhaul|
|Light Engine||Whitehead - Belfast YR|
|Engine Transfer||Belfast YR - Antrim - Lisburn - Dublin Connolly||With GNR Directors' saloon 50 and LMS(NCC) brake first 198.|
|Slieve Cualann||56: Belfast GVS - Dublin Connolly
186: Dublin Connolly - Wicklow Goods - Wicklow Passenger - Dublin Connolly
56 LE: Dublin - Enfield & return
56: Dublin - Belfast GVS
|Official handover of No.186 at Connolly.
No 186 was piloted by B147 from Wicklow to Bray, as tender-first running was not permitted around Bray Head.
No.56 checked for clearance to Enfield for the following two-day tour.
|Empty Carriages||Dublin - Lisburn - Antrim - Belfast YR - Whitehead||LE from York Road.|
|Engine Transfer||No.171 left Harland & Wolff after overhaul.|
|Naomh Ciaran||4: Belfast GVS - Dublin Connolly
4+186: Dublin Connolly - Enfield
186: Enfield - Athlone - Ballinasloe - Athlone
4: Enfield - Dublin Connolly
|First ever two-day tour.
No.4 was still an NIR locomotive at this time.
|Naomh Ciaran||186: Athlone - Roscommon - Athlone - Clara (stub of Streamstown branch)-Portarlington
4 (dining cars): Dublin - Portarlington
4: Portarlington - Dublin Heuston
186 (dining cars): Portarlington - Dublin Heuston
186: Dublin Connolly - Dún Laoghaire Pier & return
4: Dublin Connolly - Belfast GVS
|Dining cars used for lunch at Portarlington.|
|186 Goes Home||Dublin Heuston - Kilkenny - Dublin (Heuston)||An IRRS charter of the locomotive.|
|??/10||Engine Transfer||186||Dublin - Whitehead|
|Colmcille||50: Belfast YR - Antrim
50+186: Antrim - Lisburn - Portadown
50: Portadown - Poyntzpass
186: Portadown - Poyntzpass
50+186: Poyntzpass - Dundalk
50: Dundalk - Portadown
50+186: Portadown - Antrim - Belfast YR
|This tour had been planned to run to Londonderry, but floods washed away a bridge at Glarryford and the route was changed.
Train splitting between Portadown and Poyntzpass.