A quick walk down to Portlaoise station to see the inaugural public run of the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury tour train. Bright sunny, weather, and no less than five photographers catching the moment!
The main event. 226 runs through at what might be described a stately pace, befitting the luxury. It will be noted that again I failed to get a front three-quarter shot of 216 in blue, but a clean green 201 is still a welcome sight. 216 had been on front of the train at Heuston for the pre-departure publicity photos, but was replaced before departure.