22031, Portlaoise, 18-05-2017
The Kerry bound service heads into the afternoon sun.
Having been seen earlier on a local service to Heuston, set 31 is now seen on the longest through working on the island of Ireland - the 1705 Heuston - Tralee.
The 5ICR draws to a halt to pick up passengers off the Cork train, as well as locals heading for intermediate stations to Dublin.
Against a dramatic sky, premier class ICR 22031 arrives from Laois Traincare to work the 1420 local service to Heuston.
22031, Portlaoise, 10-04-2017
The 5ICR heads south on its journey to the Munster capital. Unusually, the "Premier" class coach is at the Cork end of the rake.
The 1000 Heuston - Cork picks up at its first call en route.
22031, 2601, Portlaoise, 10-04-2017
2601 hammers through at around 70mph with returning to Cork from inchicore after wheel turning on the lathe there.
The 5ICR draws to a stop to pick up passengers for Dublin, and drop those both for Portlaoise and intermediate stations to Dublin.
Having been seen earlier heading south, 22031 now arrives back at Portlaoise while working the 1320 Cork - Heuston.
22031, Portlaoise, 24-02-2017
The 5ICR heads through the station at around 90mph. In the distance can be seen 071 approaching with a cwr working.
The 0730 Tralee - Heuston hurries through Portlaoise on the final leg of the longest through journey on the Irish Rail network
22031, Portlaoise, 10-02-2017
Passengers pick up ther bags as the 1625 Heuston - Limerick arrives at Portlaoise with 5ICR 22031 in charge.
22031, Portlaoise, 05-12-2016
22031 arrives with the 1000 Heuston - Cork.
22031, Portlaoise, 30-08-2016
The Premier class set draws to a halt as waiting passengers prepare to board.
THe 1320 Cork - Heuston arrives at Portlaoise to make its final stop before running non-stop to Heuston.
22031, Portlaoise, 23-07-2016
Engineering slacks over, 22031 accelerates away for Cork.
The 1000 Heuston - Cork crosses from the up line to the down, after passing ballast cleaning work near Ratheven.
22031, Portlaoise, 23-7-2016
The 1000 Heuston - Cork arrives at Portlaoise.
22031, Portlaoise, 01-11-2015
The 1420 Limerick - Heuston picks up a few passengers before continuing to the capital.
The 1420 Limerick - Heuston arrives at Portlaoise. Sunday is the only day of the week that sees a regular through service between these two cities.
22031, Portlaoise, 03-06-2016
The 1625 Heuston - Limerick departs Portlaoise. Looks like the end number was applied in a bit of a hurry!
Station work complete, the 1625 Heuston - Limerick departs on this sunny afternoon.