30 years ago today, railway enthusiasts had the chance to sample the bygone era of the steam train. Young and old clambered aboard a train pulled by steam engine number 184 of the Great Southern and Western Railway for a nostalgic journey from Connolly Station in central Dublin to Bray in Co. Wicklow.

Alan McCullough reports for RTÉ News on 24 September 1983.

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland continues to arrange steam train journeys across Ireland.