THE Railway Preservation Society of Ireland has released the preliminary itinerary for its 48th annual May multi-day railtour, which this year will be taking a circular route from Dublin to Limerick.
Events kick off on May 4 with a steam-hauled positioning move to bring both passengers (in the Mk2 set) and GNR(I) ‘V’ class 4-4-0 No. 85 Merlin from the society’s Northern Ireland base at Whitehead down to Dublin.
Merlin will join LMS-NCC 2-6-4T No. 4 in the RPSI’s Dublin shed for prepping as an Irish Rail Class 071 works the ‘South Kerry Railtour’ the next day.
Read more in January’s issue of The RMEnjoy more of The Railway Magazine reading every month. Click here to subscribe.