Sat, Apr 15|
The Suir Lee Knot railtour
Our first Cork-based railtour offers participants a rare chance to travel in a 2600 railcar set over the Limerick Junction-Waterford route. Connections can be made with Dublin trains.
Time & Location
Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Cork, Kent Station, Lower Glanmire Rd, Cork, T23 E6TD, Ireland
About the event
Thanks to the kind co-operation of Iarnród Éireann, our first ever Cork-based railtour offers participants a rare chance to travel in a 2600 railcar set over the Limerick Junction-Waterford route; it is hoped to include stops to view the now-rare semaphore signaling installations at Clonmel along with the ITG base at Carrick-on-Suir where their restored 1956-built C Class diesel No.226 will be on display. For track bashers, we have requested that the train traverse the rarely used Tipperary Loop on the outbound leg. The train is wheelchair accessible.
Dept Cork Kent Station 10:00 (back for 19:13)
Pick up Mallow 10:23 (back for 18:43)
Pick up Limerick Junction 11:06 (back for 17:47)
Passengers on this railfan special will have approximately 2 hours in Waterford, with plenty of restaurants available for lunch.
Nowadays the Waterford-Limerick Junction route is exclusively worked by 22000 class Intercity Railcars, so this is a rare chance to travel the route in the classic 1990s-built 2600 class railcar sets. While the 2700 and 2800 classes have worked the route in times past, the 2600s have always been relative strangers to the line so this is a rare treat.
For passengers intending to join us from other locations, connections can be made with the railtour at Cork or Limerick Junction (our railtour is timed so as that Dublin-based passengers can get the first service to Cork and last one back).
Due to logistical reasons we do not envisage being able to provide a catering service on this special, however, there will be time in Waterford for passengers to get lunch.
Dept Cork approx 10:00am, back by 8:00pm. Passengers will have just over two hours in Waterford to get lunch etc.
Full timings will be advised in due course, subject to final confirmation with Iarnród Éireann.
We have two ticket options available:
€88 "Mystery Train" - this includes travel on the railtour plus a Mystery pack containing souvenir items with an RRP of at least €30.
Tickets are sold on a strictly non-refundable basis.
Suir Lee Knot railtour ticket
Valid for travel on the Táilte Tours "Suir Lee Knot" railtour from Cork to Waterford & Return on Saturday 15th April 2023. We regret that tickets once purchased are not refundable.
Railtour ticket + Mystery Pack
Valid for travel on the Táilte Tours "Suir Lee Knot" railtour from Cork to Waterford & Return on Saturday 15th April 2023 AND a 'Mystery Train' pack. The pack will contain souvenir items with a combined RRP value of over €30. We regret that tickets once purchased are not refundable.
Running cost donation
Pay what you want
Don't want to travel but prefer to follow from the lineside instead and still support? No problem, we gratefully accept any donations towards the running costs of the day.
Pay what you want