IRRS Journal Index (151 – 191)

The IRRS Journals below cover the period June 2003 to October 2016Back issues of the Journal can be obtained from the Society at a nominal cost, please contact membership@irrs.ie for enquiries. See also Journals from 1947 to 2003; 

Journal 151 (June 2003) Journal 152 (October 2003)
  • Oliver Doyle: Irish Rail Signalling-2
  • Tim Moriarity: Liquor Licensing Laws & Railways   
  • Strategic Rail Reviews:          
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2002Reviews
  • Obituary         
  • Irish Railway News 
  • Tullow Branch, J. O’Meara
  • Telegraphs to Tullow, Tom Wall
  • Obituaries
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 153 (February 2004) Journal 154 (June 2004)
  • Balfour Lines of the MGWR   Galway-Clifden – 2, P. O’Cuimin
  • From the Archives: GNR(I) – Proposed Light Diesel Railcar
  • Kingsbridge – a Photographic Feature
  • Central Europe Holiday
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2001
  • Reviews          
  • Obituary         
  • Irish Railway News
  • Des Coakham: Changing Days on the Bangor Line
  • Niall Torpey: Irish Railway Bridges – Part 2
  • Tony Gerig: Drogheda DMU Depot 
  • Oliver Doyle: Waterford Line Mini-CTC       
  • NIR Strategic Review 
  • Writings on Irish Railways     
  • Reviews          
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 155 (October 2004) Journal 156 (February 2005)
  • 8510 Class DART EMUs – R. Morgan & H Bowes
  • Niall Torpey: Irish Railway Bridges – Part 3
  • Railway Servants & Passengers Welfare – 1 Tim Moriarty    
  • Westland Row Layout 1891 – Oliver Doyle    
  • Reviews          
  • Irish Railway News
  • David Stirling: The Irish Contribution to Railway Signalling
  • Dr. A. J. O’Rourke: A Day in the Life of the Waterford & Central Ireland Railway
  • Tim Moriarty:  Railway Servants’ & Passengers’ Welfare-2
  • Barry Carse: Photo Feature
  • Reviews
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 157 (June 2005) Journal 158 (October 2005)
  • J. O’Meara: Mallow-Banteer-Kanturk          
  • James Erwin: NIR C3K Railcars       
  • Oliver Doyle: Tralee Line Mini-CTC 
  • Barry Carse: Past Scenes – Tralee Line
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2004
  • Review
  • Irish Railway News
  • Denis McCarthy & Fergal Lalor: Re-construction of East Wall Road Bridge
  • W. E. Shepherd: Tolka Bridge Collapse – 1954
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Railway Legislation -1
  • Denis McCabe: NIR 2005 timetable Review
  • Richard Whitford: Past Scenes – Northern Railcars

Journal 159 (February 2006) Journal 160 (June 2006)
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Railway Legislation – 2      
  • J. O’Meara: On Reflection – 1
  • Oliver Doyle Sligo Line Mini CTC & Platforms        
  • B. Carse, C O’Callaghan, R. Wall, & B. Solomon: 
  • Past Scenes – Freight that was
  • Denis McCabe: IE 2005-2006 Timetable Review
  • Obituaries
  • Reviews
  • Irish Railway News
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Railway Legislation – 3
  • J. O’Meara: On Reflection – 2
  • Peter Rigney: Easter Week 1916 and the G S & W R
  • Obituary         
  • Reviews          
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 161 (October 2006) Journal 162 (February 2007)
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Railway Legislation – 4
  • Denis McCabe: Cahir Viaduct Derailment Report
  • Peter Rigney: Military Service and the GS&WR Staff 1914-1923      
  • Obituary         
  • Reviews          
  • Irish Railway News
  • Tim Moriarty: The Irish Language on the Railways
  • Denis McCabe: IE 2007 Timetable
  • Michael J Walsh: John Betjeman and the Mallow Waterford Line
  • Obituaries
  • Reviews          
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 163 (June 2007) Journal 164 (October 2007)
  • John O’Meara: Moyvalley Accident, 19 November 1919
  • Tim Moriarty: Bilingual Railway Tickets
  • Roger Joanes: The Burma Road        
  • L.H. Liddle: Locomotives and Bread Containers      
  • Dr. A.J. O’Rourke & T.F.Wall: Writings on Irish Railways 2006     
  • Peter Rigney: Lady Golfers    
  • Oliver Doyle:Mayo Line Modernisation        
  • Dr. A.J. O’Rourke:The Wreck of the Darkie  
  • N.E. Gamble: Clements on Claytons
  • Irish Railway News
  • Mal McGreevy: Northern Ireland Railways 2007 and
  • New Train Project – CAF Class 3000
  • Stephen Hirsch: Irish Railcars 1907 – 200
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Railway Legislation 5
  • Irish Tramway and Light Railway Law Part 1
  • Rev. Dr. N.E. Gamble:   Mallow – Waterford in the 1929
  • Irish Railway Society Bulletin
  • Charles P. Friel:The Bundoran Express – a memoir
  • Interconnector Route Options          
  • Irish Railway News
  • Review

Journal 165 (February 2008) Journal 166 (June 2008)
  • Henry Beaumont: Bessbrook & Newry Tramway
  • Fand Cooney: Ballynahattin Bridge
  • Tim Moriarty: History of Irish Railway Legislation
  • Irish Tramway and Light Railway Law Part 2
  • Michael J Walsh: Ballysodare – Sligo Singling
  • Denis McCabe: IE 2008 Timetable Review
  • Irish Railway News    
  • Obituary: Christopher Maher 1937-2007
  • Barry Carse: Mark IId Coaches 1972-2008
  • Michael Collins: Irish Steam Rail-motors & Railcars      
  • John Langford: Cork City Railways
  • Railtours Ireland
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 167 (October 2008) Journal 168 (February 2009)
  • Laurence Liddle: Spirit of the Great Northern
  • John O’Meara: The Horseleap Branch – 1
  • Dr. A. J. O’Rourke & T. F. Wall: Writings on Irish Railways
  • Oliver Doyle: Rosslare Line Resignalling      
  • Irish Railway News
  • Society Matters
  • The Horseleap Branch – 2, John O’Meara
  • A Paltry Toy, Tim Moriarty
  • Reviews
  • Nenagh Train Staff, Kevin Walker                               
  • Liffey Branch
  • Obituary, Denis Morris
  • Docklands – a New Dublin Terminus, Oliver Doyle                                      
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 169 (June 2009) Journal 170 (October 2009)
  • The Corporate Birth, Life & Death of a Railway, Reg Davies
  • Obituaries
  • Reviews
  • The Cavan & Leitrim 1887-1959            
  • Writing on Irish Railways 2008, T. F. Wall & A J O’Rourke 
  • The Refurbishment of the DART Class 8100 Fleet, Courtney Murphy C Eng           
  • Sam Carse & The County Donegal Railways, Barry & David Carse           
  • In Memoriam – The Hill of Howth Tramway, R C Flewitt     
  • Accident Reports
  • Irish Railway News
  • Accident at Church Road, North Wall, 10 November 1944, John O’Meara
  • Glounthaune-Midleton Re-opening, Oliver Doyle               
  • Railcar Stopping Places, Richard Maund          
  • The Class 22000 Intercity Railcars, Peter Smyth             
  • “Spread the Light Railway”, Tim Moriarty             
  • Accident Report
  • Malahide Viaduct – Collapse
  • Irish Railway News                                         

Journal 171 (February 2010) Journal 172 (June 2010)
  • Malahide Viaduct – Reinstatement
  • William Dargan – Great Railway Builder and Patriot, Brian Mac Aongusa
  • Reviews & Obituary
  • The Mk IV InterCity Train, Peter Smyth
  • The Greenore Boat Express, Adavoyle Junction and Tony Miles
  • Heritage Railway Association
  • River Shannon Bridge, Sligo Line, Aidan McAdam & Oliver Doyle
  • Bundoran Express Postscript, Charles P Friel
  • IÉ 2010 Timetable, Mark Healy         
  • Irish Railway News 
  • The 141/181 Class Locomotive, Brian Solomon
  • Carlisle Pier
  • Accident Reports
  • Henry Beaumont Remembers -2
  • By Train to Burtonport 1940
  • Cork Cobh Resignalling, Oliver Doyle
  • Writing on Irish Railways 2010, T F Wall and A J O’Rourke
  • Accident at Collooney Midland, John O’Meara
  • Irish Railway News       

Journal 173 (October 2010) Journal 174 (February 2011)
  • On the Beet, Alan Keller
  • Completing the Network – Strabane & Letterkenny
  • Accident Reports
  • Malahide Viaduct Accident Report
  • Reviews
  • Clements on D&SER
  • Luas to Cherrywood
  • Irish Railway News
  • Carriage 351 at the Royal Netherlands Railway Museum – Utrecht,  David Humphries
  • Crossing the Border – The GNR(I) Main Line in the 1960s
  • Henry Beaumont Remembers – 3 -The Markethill Branch
  • Miscellanea
  • Obituary
  • The Last Wooden-Bodied Carriages of CIÉ, Michael H C Baker
  • Accident Reports
  • Corrections: Glounthaune and Glenmaquin
  • Mystery Picture
  • Waterford & Tramore
  • South Wexford Line, Oliver Doyle
  • Reviews
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 175 (June 2011) Journal 176 (October 2011)
  • The 1921 Millstreet Ambush, Oliver Doyle
  • Accident Reports
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2010
  • Obituary – Dr. Garret Fitzgerald
  • CIE’s B121 Class General Motors Diesels, Brian Solomon
  • Mystery Picture Response
  • Same Day Openings
  • Observations and Errata
  • From the Collection of David Boyle
  • Quadrupling Inchicore – Hazelhatch, Oliver Doyle
  • IRRS West Cork Outing
  • Minor and Industrial Railways in Ireland, Richard Maund
  • Review
  • Irish Railway News
  • Difflin Lake Railway, Oliver Doyle
  • County Donegal Railways Joint Committee Railcars, Oliver Doyle
  • Accident Reports
  • The “West Cork” in 1961
  • A Railway Lawgiver – J H Balfour Browne (1845 – 1921), Tim Moriarty
  • Bolting Horses, Oliver Doyle
  • Reviews
  • Locomotive Building in Ireland – Unilokomotive Ltd, Andrew J Waldron
  • Observations and Errata
  • Two More from John J Smith
  • Irish Railway News – secondary
  • A Quartet of Viaducts 
  • Collapse and Reconstruction of Malahide Viaduct, Liam Meagher
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 177 (February 2012) Journal 178 (June 2012)
  • The Giant’s Causeway and The Bessbrook & Newry Tramways, Robin Linsley
  • Accident Reports
  • Cahir Abbey Siding
  • Reviews
  • “Bob” Hunter in Ireland, Ciarán Cooney
  • Observations and Errata
  • Irish Railway News – Minor Lines and Other Operations
  • The Sad Fate of Railcar B, Rev. Dr. Norman Gamble
  • Luas Network Map 2012
  • Small Tips to Improve Railway Photography, Brian Solomon
  • B121 Class – poor riding quality, Gerard Beesley
  • Irish Railway News
  • The Meath Road, Ciarán Cooney and Barry Carse
  • Obituaries
  • Reviews
  • Modernisation of Iarnród Éireann 1997-2010, Oliver Doyle
  • Observations and Errata
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2011, T F Wall & A J O’Rourke
  • Irish Railway News
  • Luas Line BXD Alternative Power Options
  • The Stolen Railway Today 
  • The Parsonstown and Portumna Bridge Railway (1868 – 1878), J Coleman
  • Accident Reports
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 179 (October 2012) Journal 180 (February 2013)
  • North Wall, Michael H C Baker
  • Obituaries
  • Brian Davies – Railway Artist
  • Observations & Errata
  • Principles of Road/Rail Operation – The Unilok, Andrew J. Waldron
  • Golf Course Funicular Railways, Andrew J. Waldron
  • Producing the Journal, Michael J. Walsh
  • Interview, Internet and History, Peter Rigney
  • Industrial and Minor Railways, J Coleman
  • Tralee to Castleisland, Dingle and Fenit, John O’Meara
  • Review
  • Irish Railway News
  • The Great Northern in Monaghan – A Picture Essay, Charles P. Friel
  • Obituaries
  • By Rail to The Golf: NIR and the 2012 Open at Portrush, J A Cassells
  • Observations & Errata
  • NIR Timetable – 6 January 2013
  • Iarnród Eireann Timetable – 20th January 2013, Mark Healy
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • Some Events of 1953, Ernie Shepherd
  • Reviews
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 181 (June 2013) Journal 182 (October 2013)
  • Boyne Road Cement Branch, A. Gray, B. Carse, C. Cooney
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2012, T. F. Wall & A. O’Rourke
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial & Minor Railways
  • The D&SER and the 1921 Miners Strike, A. O’Rourke
  • Boiler Explosion at Bray, 16 September 1872, E. Shepherd
  • Last Train to Tullow, Lance King
  • Proposed Electrification of the Great Northern Railway Main Line, D. O’Muiri
  • Reviews
  • Observations & Errata
  • Irish Railway News – National
  • The 1963 Closures
  • Reviews
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • Law, Railways and Bookbinders, T Moriarty
  • Accident Reports
  • Limerick as a Railway Centre, J Coleman FCILT
  • IRRS Railtour Review: Dublin-Cork-Cobh-Midleton
  • Locomotive No. 850
  • Observations and Errata
  • Obituary
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 183 (February 2014) Journal 184 (June 2014)
  • The Irish Railway Diaries of G J Aston – 1936 & 1939, with Introduction by M Davies
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • More on the Boyne Road Cement Branch, Warren Whitney   21
  • Obituaries
  • Latin’s place in Railway History, T Moriarty
  • Mr Dunlop’s Free Pass, T Wall
  • Reviews
  • Observations and Errata
  • Irish Railway News – National
  • “Vico Day”, Les Hyland
  • Reviews
  • Obituary
  • The Castlecomer Branch, Barry Carse
  • Observations and Errata
  • No. 463 in Skibbereen
  • A First Visit to Ireland – 65 years ago, Neil Sprinks
  • Dublin North Resignalling
  • The GS&WR and the Great War – 2014, Peter Rigney
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2013, T F Wall & A O’Rourke
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 185 (October 2014) Journal 186 (February 2015)
  • The Irish Railway Diaries of G J Aston
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • Observations and Errata
  • The Role of the IRRS in Railway Heritage, Tim Moriarty
  • Ladies on the Footplate, Andrew J Waldron
  • The Best of David Boyle, Ciarán Cooney
  • Obituaries
  • Reviews
  • Flooding at Ballycar, Denis McCabe
  • Irish Railway News – National
  • Obituaries
  • Memories of the Tralee Area – 1976-78, Gerry McMahon
  • Observations and Errata
  • Closure of the Derry Road – 50 years ago
  • The Cork & Macroom Direct Railway, Stanley C Jenkins
  • Irish Railway News – Industrial and Minor Railways
  • The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Diesels that could have been, Domhnall Ó Muiri
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 187 (June 2015) Journal 188 (October 2015)
  • Banteer to Kenmare by Steam, John O’Meara
  • Obituaries
  • Derailment near Newcastle, Co. Down, Victor Corrie
  • Saturday 16 July 1966, Joe Cassells
  • Reviews
  • Getting hooked on Trains: Sydney Parade 1934-1946, Fr. Tom Davitt CM
  • Writings on Irish Railways, T F Wall & A O’Rourke
  • Observations and Errata
  • Irish Railway News – National
  • Away in the lovable west – last summers at Loughrea, Frank Haskew
  • Observations and Comments
  • East Cork and a Bit More, Ken Fox
  • War and the Weekly Circular – the GS&WR in 1915, Peter Rigney
  • Irish Railway News – Minor
  • The Lough Swilly Revisited, Ernie Shepherd
  • Reviews
  • DART Underground and Metro North
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 189 (February 2016) Journal 190 (June 2016)
  • Obituary and Appreciation– Lance King
  • Deutz G Class Locomotives of CIÉ, Dan Renehan
  • Observations and Comments
  • The Irish Railway Diaries of G J Aston – 1948
  • Irish Railway News – Minor
  • Reviews
  • Loo Bridge Station, Norman Campion
  • Irish Railway News – National
  • The Irish Railway Diaries of G J Aston – 1950
  • Obituary – Pat Jennings
  • Reviews
  • The Railway Press in 1916 – A study and analysis, Tim Moriarty
  • Irish Railway News – Minor Railways
  • Observations and Comments
  • Between Drumcondra and Glasnevin – a reflection, Michael H C Baker
  • Closure of the County Donegal Railways’ Rail System, R Maund
  • RAF wagons on the Dublin & Blessington Tramway, Revd Dr Norman Gamble
  • Dublin’s Railway Termini – a comparative overview, Paul Taylor
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2015, TF Wall & AJ O’Rourke
  • Irish Railway News – National

Journal 191 (October 2016)  
  • The Irish Railway Diaries of G J Aston – 195
  • Obituary – Pat Jennings        
  • Reviews                     
  • The Railway Press in 1916 – A study and analysis, Tim Moriarty
  • Irish Railway News – Minor Railways        
  • Observations and Comments 
  • Between Drumcondra and Glasnevin – a reflection, Michael H C Baker
  • Closure of the County Donegal Railways’ Rail System, Richard Maund
  • RAF wagons on the Dublin & Blessington Tramway, Revd Dr Norman Gamble
  • Dublin’s Railway Termini – a comparative overview, Paul Taylor
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2015, TF Wall & AJ O’Rourke    
  • Irish Railway News – National
   

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