Saturday 22nd April 2023


Dublin - M3 Parkway - Docklands - Sligo - Grand Canal Dock - Dublin


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The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is delighted to announce the first diesel-hauled railtour of the year.

This will be the first 201 locomotive-hauled train to Sligo, and the first to M3 Parkway!

The tour will depart from Dublin Connolly and proceed to M3 Parkway where the 201 locomotive will unhook. An 071 class locomotive will then return the train to Docklands.

A 201 locomotive will haul the the tour to Sligo - beyond Longford it will be the first ever 201 class hauling a passenger train. At Sligo there will be 90 minutes to enjoy the capital of the North West.

On the return leg there will be photo stops on the way up to Dublin.

But, It doesn't end there! On the approach to Dublin, the train will take the MGWR route from Glasnevin, followed by the Newcomen curve (another first) and Platform 7 in Connolly. The train will proceed across the Liffey and into Grand Canal Dock Platform 2, the first locomotive-hauled train into this platform. An 071 will return the train to Connolly.

As with previous diesel railtours this one is sure to be very popular and will sell out quickly so don't delay, and get your booking in as soon as possible.

The train will be made up of our Cravens coaching stock complete with usual facilities of snack car serving a variety of hot and cold items throughout the day alongside our renowned bar car with draught and craft beer available all day.

Dublin Connolly   08:10
M3 Parkway 08:51 09:17
Docklands 10:04 10:30
Sligo 14:38 16:10
Grand Canal Dock 19:50 20:10
Dublin Connolly 20:30  


Please Note
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.
Tickets/seat allocations will be emailed/posted 10 days before the train date.

Unfortunately, as our carriages date back nearly 60 years, they are not wheelchair accessible.
If travelling as a group, please make one booking to be allocated seats together.