Posters for our trains.
You can help us by printing them out and displaying them in a public place. Thank you.
Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
A public meeting run by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.
Details & Full Programme.
Whitehead - 50 Years and Counting
Wednesday 8th March
Charles Friel recalls the RPSI's first 50 years at Whitehead Excursion Station and outlines how
Society volunteers developed Ireland's last steam shed into a heavy engineering centre, loco and
carriage maintenance base and a train operating depot. Plus a glimpse of Whitehead's evolution
into a working museum with visitor access and a preview of what the visitor can experience very
soon and how you can play a part in these exciting developments.
Sunday 19th March
Dublin to Maynooth & return
Banish those winter blues and look forward to spring!
Why not start your year of steam travel with a trip alongside the picturesque canal to on Ireland's Midland line?
A chance to mark Saint Patrick's weekend in fine style.
Fares: Adult €14, Child €8
Postal Booking Form
Tickets can also be purchased (over the counter) at:
Irish Rail, Pearse Station, Dublin
Mark's Models, Hawkins Street, Dublin
Marble Tribesman Diesel Railtour
Saturday 8th April
Dublin - Galway - Kildare - Kilkenny - Dublin
To continue fund-raising for the restoration of our 121 and 141 locomotives,
we are pleased to announce the next diesel railtour.
It will include Galway and Kilkenny and will feature requested 071 class haulage with several locomotive changes.
The tour will depart from Dublin and head west to Galway. Following a break in Galway for over an hour,
the train will return east to Kildare (loco change) before heading south to Kilkenny (loco change).
A smart return from Kilkenny will get the train back to Dublin. Several photo stops along the route will also be a feature on the day.
All proceeds from this railtour will go directly to the continuation of restoration work currently underway with B141 and 134.
Since the arrival of the locomotives at the RPSI shed in Dublin Connolly a lot of work has been undertaken on them.
Both have successfully started in preservation and now also work in multiple. To continue the work it needs your help,
so please support this railtour and the prospect of seeing our 121 and 141 locomotives back at the head of our trains will become a reality.
Fare: £55 / €60
Postal Booking Form
Easter Monday, 17th April
Easter Tuesday, 18th April
Belfast - Whitehead & return
Don't miss out on the Easter Week fun - hop aboard the Easter
Eggspress for a steam train adventure to Whitehead. Fun for all the
family, plus Easter eggs for the children.
There will be two trains each day:
Tickets: £13 (One fare for all)
Book Tickets Online
Tickets may also be purchased (by phone or over the counter) at:
Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Shannon & Suir International Railtour Weekend
4th May - 9th May 2017
Each year the RPSI operates a weekend international railtour. This is
something a little bit special, where we invite you to join our restored locomotives on our train across Ireland. With a full bar on
the train, beautiful scenery, comfortable carriages and a traditional friendly welcome, our tours are fun and relaxing and a
great way to see the Emerald Isle.
The Main Weekend Event (3-Day Fare)
Includes visits to Belfast, Dublin, Ennis, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Whitehead.
Fringe Events (Single Day Fares)
Positioning runs, diesel-haulage to Killarney, heritage tour by coach from Belfast.
Outline times now available
International Railtour Page (for full details)
A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and light snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer!
We also try to include an Irish craft beer where possible.
Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this website, the Railway
Preservation Society of Ireland cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
In addition any information or advice given on these pages is provided in good faith,
but should not be relied upon for safety-critical applications.
The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland reserves the right to vary
any details of a train advertised, or the provisions of this web site
without prior notice.
Some Useful Information
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|Forthcoming Train News
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for all our proposed dates. If the train you are interested in is not listed in the
Upcoming Trains & Events boxes above,
then tickets are not yet on sale.
Please don't email us or send Facebook/Twitter messages asking when tickets go on sale - this page gets updated with that information as soon as we know ourselves.
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We are unable to comment on what trains will be running until they appear below.
|The Coming Season's Trains
Dates for the next season are normally published in the first months of the new year. The first train of the season is usually, but not always, at Easter.
However, the Programme can, and does, change so what is shown is not necessarily the final list.
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Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station
OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems.
We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely
to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have
a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
Please Act Responsibly Around Our Trains
If you are going to watch, photograph or travel on an RPSI steam train, please remember
that the trains are operated on the national rail networks along with scheduled
passenger services. Trespassing to watch or photograph a steam train
endangers your safety, the safety of others and disrupts the operation
of all trains on the network - please act responsibly. Both Translink
and Iarnród Éireann
have severe penalties for trespassers.
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