Train Dates for 2013.

(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.)

Dates Page

Date Train/Operation Loco Itinerary/Route Special Notes
03/02
Winter Enterprise
461
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly
Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central - Whitehead
This was an engine transfer, with one-way steam. GM 112 hauled the outward leg.
16/03
Steam Trials
186, 461
186: Whitehead - Belfast Central & return
461: Whitehead - Belfast Central & return
186: Whitehead - Belfast Central & return
 
17/03
Steam Trials
186, 461
186: Whitehead - Lisburn & return
461: Whitehead - Lisburn & return
461: Whitehead - Lisburn & return
 
24/03
Engine Transfer
186
Whitehead - Dublin Connolly  
01/04
Easter Shuttles
186
Dublin Connolly - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
 
01/04
Easter Eggspress
461
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
02/04
Easter Eggspress
461
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
21/04
Royal Canal
186
Dublin Connolly - Maynooth & return (x2)  
05/05
Bangor Belle
461
Whitehead - Lisburn - Bangor & return  
09/05
Golden Vale
461
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly  
10/05
Ben Bulben
Diesel
Dublin Connolly - Sligo & return GM 072.
11/05
Golden Vale
461
072: Dublin Heuston - Waterford
461: Waterford - Limerick
Diesel haulage to Waterford to maximise time on the branch.
12/05
Golden Vale
186, 461
461: Limerick - Nenagh - Dublin Connolly
186: Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
13/05
Golden Vale
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Lisburn - Bangor - Lisburn - Whitehead  
25/05
Bangor Belle
186
Whitehead - Lisburn - Bangor & return
Bangor - Belfast & return
Mid afternoon "Belfast Belle" local trip from Bangor Belfast & return
26/05
Balbriggan Festival
461
Dublin Connolly - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
 
09/06
Mystery Train
461
Dublin Heuston - Kilkenny & return  
14/06
Steam & Jazz
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Lisburn - Whitehead Excursion - Carrickfergus - Belfast Central - Whitehead Band played inside station.
21/06
Steam & Jazz
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Lisburn - Whitehead Excursion - Carrickfergus - Belfast Central - Whitehead Band played inside station.
28/06
Steam & Jazz
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Lisburn - Whitehead Excursion - Carrickfergus - Belfast Central - Whitehead Band played outside station.
05/07
Steam & Jazz
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Lisburn - Whitehead Excursion - Carrickfergus - Belfast Central - Whitehead Band played outside station.
20/07
Midleton Charter
Diesel
Dublin Heuston - Cork - Cobh - Cork - Midleton - Dublin GM 071 and GM 073.
Charter by the IRRS.
03/08
Folk & Food Fest
186
Whitehead train rides Whitehead Community Association event.
11/08
Great Northern Getaway
461
Dublin Connolly - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Skerries & return (x2)
 
17/08
Bangor Belle
186
Whitehead - Lisburn - Bangor & return
Bangor - Belfast & return
 
24/08
Bangor Belle
186
Whitehead - Lisburn - Bangor & return
Bangor - Belfast & return
 
25/08
Marble City
461
Dublin Heuston - Kilkenny & return  
28/08
Film Contract
Coaches
Dublin Connolly - Boyle Cravens positioning for filming.
29/08
Film Contract
Coaches
Boyle - Dublin Connolly Cravens filming for "Moone Boy".
01/09
Lord O'Neill Charter
186
Whitehead - Lisburn - Crumlin - Ballymena - Templepatrick - Belfast Central - Whitehead Lord O'Neill's 80th birthday.
14/09
European Heritage Open Day
186
Whitehead train rides  
15/09
European Heritage Open Day
186
Whitehead train rides  
21/09
Portadown 400
186
ECS: Whitehead - Lisburn
Lisburn - Portadown
Portadown - Newry & return
Portadown - Lisburn & return
Portadown - Lisburn
ECS: Lisburn - Whitehead
Public charter by Craigavon Borough Council.
27/09
Private Charter
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Cultra
ECS: Cultra - Bangor - Belfast Central - Whitehead
Hire by BT.
29/09
Maynooth Shuttle
461
Dublin Connolly - Maynooth & return (x2)  
13/10
Larne Lough
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Larne Harbour - Carrickfergus - Whitehead - Belfast Central - Whitehead  
19/10
Engine Transfer
461
Dublin Connolly - Dundalk Positioning run for the next day.
Locomotive was failed at Dundalk due to a hot big end.
20/10
Across The Tracks
Diesel
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Dundalk
Dundalk - Belfast Central - Whitehead & return
Dundalk - Belfast Central - Whitehead
The diesel for the Whitehead to Dundalk and return positioning trip was used throughout.
21/10
Engine Transfer
461
Dundalk - Whitehead To Whitehead for repairs.
27/10
Broomstick Belle
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x3)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
28/10
Film Contract
186
Whitehead Photo-shoot for Irish Independent Christmas magazine.
17/11
Engine Transfer
461
Whitehead - Dublin Connolly  
23/11
Victorian Street Fair
186
Whitehead train rides  
30/11
Santa Special
461, Diesel
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return (x3) 2 steam then 1 planned diesel.
30/11
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
01/12
Santa Special
461
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return (x2)  
01/12
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
07/12
Santa Special
461, Diesel
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return (x3) 2 steam then 1 planned diesel.
07/12
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
08/12
Santa Special
461
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return (x2)  
08/12
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Portadown
Portadown - Lisburn (x2)
ECS: Portadown - Whitehead
 
14/12
Santa Special
461, Diesel
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return
Dublin Pearse - M3 Parkway & return
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return
2 steam then 1 planned diesel.
Second train re-routed due to a tree on the line, subsequently cleared for the diesel trip.
14/12
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
15/12
Santa Special
461
Dublin Pearse - Maynooth & return (x2)  
15/12
Santa Special
186
ECS: Whitehead - Belfast Central
Belfast Central - Whitehead & return (x2)
ECS: Belfast Central - Whitehead
 
29/12
Mince Pie Special
186
Whitehead - Belfast Central - Carrickfergus - Lisburn - Bangor & return No.186's final mainline run before coming out of traffic.