In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, (and because that kid on the Lionel catalog cover was starting to creep me out), we present a new banner mid-March, featuring a spiffy train from Iarnród Éireann, aka Irish Rail, which offers intercity and commuter passenger service around and about the Emerald Isle. According to Irish Rail, state-of-the-art passenger coaches purchased from South Korea in 2009 will make their trains…wait for it…the “greenest trains in Europe.” Go figure.
Like all trains presented here, this Irish Rail locomotive runs on subjective time. Faith and begorrah, she cuts a fine figure doing it, and she’s green as Mother Ireland herself! Does my heart good just to think on it.
This image comes from the Visit Skerries webpage, http://www.skerrieshomepage.com/busandtraintimetables.htm.