The date was 9th September 1967 and the route was Belfast to Dundalk via Antrim and Lisburn, with locomotive No.186, piloted by WT No.5 from York Road to Kingsbog. From Dundalk Junction to Barrack Street CIÉ provided ex-GS&WR gas-lit rolling stock. No.186 was the first RPSI-owned engine to steam on CIÉ metals, and the tour advertising proved prophetic: “This railtour may herald the beginning of a new era of long-distance steam railtours in Ireland - please give it your support”. Belfast York Road - Antrim - Lisburn - Dundalk (Barrack Street) & return