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 RM