CORAS IOMPAIR EIREANN TICKET - RAIL TOUR OF IRELAND - This was a tour jointly organised by the SLS, RCTS and IRRS and the itinerary was staggering. Two rakes of passenger stock were used, mainly a rake of 5 modern CIE coaches including buffet car and 4-wheeled brake/luggage van but also 5 six-wheel coaches plus brake van on the trip to Cobh, marked thus (+). It went as follows:-
04/06 - GNR 174 - Class S 4-4-0 - Dublin Amiens Street - Kildare - Portarlington - Thurles - Limerick Junction - Mallow - Killarney Jn - Cork Glanmire Road.
04/06 - CIE 464 - Class 463 4-6-0T - Cork Glanmire Road - Glountaine - Cobh - Glountaine - Cork Glanmire Road.
04/06 - CIE 464 - Class 463 4-6-0T - (+) - Cork Glanmire Road - Dunkettle - Fota - Cobh - Cobh Junction - Cork Glanmire Road.
05/06 - CIE 801 - Class 800 4-6-0 - Cork Glanmire Road - Killarney Jn - Mallow.
05/06 - CIE 131 - Class 101 0-6-0 - Mallow - Killarney Jn - Banteer - Kantuck - Newmarket - Kantuck - Bantee - Gortatlea - near Killarney station - reversal near Killarney station to gain access to the Tralee line - near Killarney station - Gortatlea - Castleisland - Gortatlea - Tralee - Fenit - Tralee - Listowel - Abbeyfeale - Newcastle West - Patrickswell - Limerick.
06/06 - CIE 125 - Class 101 0-6-0 - Limerick - Roscrea - Ballybrophy.
06/06 - CIE A30 - Class 001 Co-Co - Ballybrophy - Portlaoise - Mountmellick - Kilkenny.
06/06 - CIE 461 - Class 461 2-6-0 - Kilkenny - Waterford - Dungarvin - Ballyduff - Mallow - Charleville Junction - (via direct line & 'original Foynes Loop') - Limerick.
07/06 - CIE 125 - Class 101 0-6-0 - Limerick - Ennis - Athenry - Attymon Junction
07/06 - CIE 654 - Class 650 2-4-0 - Attymon Junction - Loughrea - Ballinasloe - Athlone
07/06 - CIE 588 - Class 573 0-6-0 - Athlone - Castlerea - Ballyhaunis - Claremorris.
07/06 - CIE 603 - Class 594 0-6-0 - Claremorris - Tubbercurry - Sligo
08/06 - CIE B132 - Class 121 Bo-Bo - Sligo - Ballaghadereen - Edmondstown - Kilfree Junction.
08/06 - CIE B129 - Class 121 Bo-Bo - Kilfree Junction - Dromod - Mullingar
08/06 - CIE 719 - Class 710 0-6-0 - Mullingar - Athlone - Clara - Banagher - Clara - Portarlington - Inchicore - Dublin Amiens Street
09/06 - CIE 184 - Class 101 0-6-0 - Dublin Amiens Street - Enfield - Edenderry - Enfield - Newcomen Jn - Dublin Amiens Street
09/06 - GN 85 - Class V 4-4-0 - Dublin Amiens Street - Howth Junction - Drogheda - Dundalk
09/06 - UTA 55 - Class WT 2-6-4T - Dundalk - Belfast Great Victoria Street.
Diesel locos were used where steam locomotives had failed and there was no steam substitute available. It must be borne in mind that many of the steam locos were very old, in poor condition and many were withdrawn the following year.