Tracking the Light Extra: Emerald Isle Express at Gorey—28 September 2014

Today, the Emerald Isle Express began its second annual run working from Dublin Connolly Station to Rosslare Strand, and then empty carriages across the rarely used South Wexford line via Wellingtonbridge to Waterford.

The train was sponsored by Rail Tours Ireland in cooperation with the Railway Preservation Society Ireland and Irish Rail.

It was a beautiful day, and I made dozens of fine photographs. I’ll post more tomorrow! Stay tuned.

Irish Rail 087 leads the Emerald Isle Express at Gorey on the Dublin & South Eastern route. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Irish Rail 087 leads the Emerald Isle Express at Gorey on the Dublin & South Eastern route. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.

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2 thoughts on “Tracking the Light Extra: Emerald Isle Express at Gorey—28 September 2014”

    1. The last regular freights on the South Wexford were seasonal sugar beet trains in January 2006. The last through freights were weekly (as in one per week) bag cement trains to Wexford, that ended in Spring 2002. The regularly scheduled passenger services (Waterford and Rosslare Harbour) were withdrawn in September 2010. Today’s train of empty carriages was the first rail movement over the line in Months. Usually the weedspraying train makes a pass over the line in the Spring. Like I wrote. ‘rarely used’. I’ll feature some photos on the South Wexford tomorrow.

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