Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Full Steam Ahead!

Today it's full steam ahead from Greystones to Wicklow Town and back with the Rail Preservation Society of Ireland's steam train packed with enthusiasts, families, tourists and the mildly curious(that's me, folks).

Above, the Great Southern and Western Railway 101 (classified J15) steam locomotive No. 186 pulls the train into Greystones Station to collect the masses.  Originally built in 1879, No. 186 was donated to the RPSI by CIE, the Irish State Transport Company, in 1965.  She had her last major overhaul in 2004 at the RPSI's locomotive workshop in Whitehead, Co Antrim. Click here for the full history of No. 186.


lewi14 said...

Wow. Looks like the paradise for rail's fanatics. I hope you've had a great day.

Michael said...

Yeah, a great day even for non fanatics - great childhood memories of steam trains. More tomorrow!

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