PHOTOS: 'Bluebird' steam locomotive arrives in Dundalk

Steam locomotives have a still a great attraction for many, and those who find a magic in the old means of public transport had a chance to indulge their fancy in a trip to Dublin today when the Railway Preservation Society ran their first excursion of the season from Belfast to Dublin.

The old 'Bluebird' engine, magnificently restored by the Society, arrived at Dundalk Clarke Station at just after noon.
The Dundalk Railway Heritage Society was allocated 60 seats on this train for members and friends which departed Clarke Station at 12.30 and arrived at Connolly Station, Dublin at around 1.45 pm.

For those who could not make the trip, they were still able to view the old locomotive and carriages.
The Preservation Society have scheduled another steam excursion from Dublin to Belfast on a Sunday in early June.

Check out our gallery from local photographer Darran Rafferty above.

To continue reading this article, please register and log in.

Registration is free and you can also sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with your latest local news!


Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.