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The West Awake - Diesel Railtour

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The West Awake - Diesel Railtour


DUBLIN CONNOLLY - ISLANDBRIDGE JUNCTION - PORTARLINGTON - ATHLONE - CLAREMORRIS - BALLINA (REVERSE) - CLAREMORRIS (REVERSE) - WESTPORT (REVERSE) - CLAREMORRIS - ATHLONE - PORTARLINGTON - DUBLIN CONNOLLY.

We are delighted to announce our next diesel day tour, organised to raise funds for restoring our vintage fleet of diesel locomotives.

A special request is currently with Irish Rail for the train to be hauled by a pair of 071 class locomotives from Dublin to Claremorris. A loco change has been requested for Claremorris and then another subject to availability in Ballina. When the train returns to Claremorris from Westport the pair will once again take charge for the return run to Dublin.

In any event the train will feature 071 haulage and hopefully some multiple working. As soon as we have confirmation or not on the multiple working we will let you know.

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

This will be a FULL day out (timings to be confirmed). We are not guaranteeing any connections on the same day into or out of the tour for ferries, flights or bus services out of Dublin. 

All funds raised by this trip will be going directly to the restoration of GM 121 class 134, currently under overhaul in Inchicore Works. We are hoping to see her and the 141 class hauling our future RPSI diesel tours. As with all our tours, we will have a full bar available throughout the day serving draught Guinness, O'Hara's as well as a wide range of spirits, wines and bottled beers. We will also have our snack car serving breakfast baps, sandwiches and burgers along with tea and filter coffee.

Please note that the outline times shown are subject to change until paths are finalised with Irish Rail.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE: ONLINE TICKETS

Adult Tickets only available online - if you require a child ticket, please book by post only.

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE once purchased.

If travelling as part of a group - you MUST make one booking to be seated together. Seating requests cannot be made after.

You will receive your tickets by email as soon as your booking goes through. These are you tickets which you must print off for inspection on the day.

Seating allocations will be emailed, no later than 5 days before departure. Please check your emails.



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