Railway Preservation Society of Ireland 461 to Drogheda Photo Album.

Below are a selection of photos that I made with my X-T1 of the trip to Drogheda on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Over the years I’ve traveled on many RPSI trips, so this was more an exercise to put my camera through its paces, trying different modes, and making photos of the people as well as the equipment.

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Children board the special at Dublin’s Connolly Station.
Old 'flying snail' logo on 461's tender.
Old ‘flying snail’ logo on 461’s tender.
At Connolly Station, Dublin.
At Connolly Station, Dublin.

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RPSI staff discuss operations at Connolly Station.
RPSI staff discuss operations at Connolly Station.

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It was a significant event; it is my understanding to have been the last trip with old Cravens carriages in the traditional orange and black livery.

Immediately after the trip the carriages were brought over to the Inchicore Works where they will be painted in RPSI’s new blue and cream livery to match the rest of the train.

On arrival at Drogheda.
On arrival at Drogheda.
The last outing for orange  Cravens; once a staple of Irish Rail's passenger fleet.
The last outing for orange Cravens; once a staple of Irish Rail’s passenger fleet.

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Drogheda.
Drogheda.
In the loop at Skerries as a down road ICR passes.
In the loop at Skerries as a down road ICR passes.
The steady beat of an 071 class General Motors diesel leading a laden Tara Mines zinc train at Skerries.
The steady beat of an 071 class General Motors diesel leading a laden Tara Mines zinc train at Skerries.
Trailing view of the Tara Mines train that overtook the RPSI special at Skerries.
Trailing view of the Tara Mines train that overtook the RPSI special at Skerries.
On arrival at Connolly, locomotive 071 coupled onto the RPSI carriages to bring them over to the Inchicore Works. On the left is Irish Rail 231 on the Enterprise for Belfast.
On arrival at Connolly, locomotive 071 coupled onto the RPSI carriages to bring them over to the Inchicore Works. On the left is Irish Rail 231 on the Enterprise for Belfast.

 

Thanks to everyone at the RPSI and Irish Rail for making this trip a great day out for all involved!

 

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