STEAM TRAIN BRINGS A BUZZ

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

IT WAS full steam ahead on Easter Mon­day as the Rail­way Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety of Ire­land brought the steam train ex­pe­ri­ence to Wick­low town.

Wick­low res­i­dents of all ages seemed to rel­ish the chance to see the old-fash­ioned train in oper­a­tion and cam­eras and phones were at the ready as a train car­ry­ing 250 pas­sen­gers from Con­nolly Sta­tion rolled into the town shortly af­ter noon.

These guests en­joyed an af­ter­noon strolling around the sea­side town, en­joy­ing some shop­ping, lunch and sight-see­ing, be­fore head­ing back to­wards the cap­i­tal shortly af­ter 4.30 p.m.

How­ever, a num­ber of lo­cals were also able to en­joy a step back in time thanks to two shut­tle ser­vices which left Wick­low town – one head­ing north to Grey­stones and the sec­ond head­ing south to Ark­low – be­fore ar­riv­ing back later in the af­ter­noon.

Lo­cals gath­ered on the plat­form to watch the steam train ar­rive in Wick­low town on Easter Mon­day.

Alice, Liam and Kevin Mel­lon.

Eoin, Ben­jamin and John Her­aty.

Jeremy and Luke Dixon.

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