THERE HAS been a huge interest in the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's , steam train excursion, the "Skerries Shuttle" on Sunday August 12th departing from Drogheda Railway Station at 12.30pm and return for 2.05pm. Regular steam trains have not been in services since 1971 and many people have not experienced the unique sounds, smells and feelings that steam train travel offers and there has been a great response from the public.
Tickets are on sale from the Tourist Office in The Tholsel, West Street, costing €10 for adults, €5 for Seniors ( over 65) and children (under 16) . There is also a family ticket costing €25 which covers 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets are limited to 250 and are available on a first come basis.
To add to the occasion a number od passengers will be dressing up in period costume. It will also be an opportunity for people living near the railway line to see a steam train in full flight.