Doyen of the 1962 American built small GM's, 141 powers the 15:25 Waterford to Limerick stock delivery move on 1st May 2009. 141, the oldest mainline loco still in E.I operation at the time had the job of delivering the newest piece of rolling stock, ICR outer suburban unit 220042. This six-car was one of two units delivered to the Port Of Waterford a few days earlier from Korea, a long way from Tipperary where this photo was taken! With an order for 46 units (183 vehicles) worth approximately €400 million, Mitsui of Japan entered a partnership with Rotem of South Korea and Tokyu Car Corporation of Japan, to construct and deliver the three variants of this 100 MPH Class. The beginning of the end for loco-hauled services began on 5th March 2007 when the MV Chong-Ming delivered the first four of the stainless steel bodied sets to Dublin. The Class has achieved Iarnród Éireann’s goal of removing all loco hauled services from Ireland except for the Cork/Belfast to Dublin services. In December 2008 a further order for another 51 vehicles was placed by the Irish Government, speculation is that these will replace the loco’s and De Dietrich stock on the Belfast route.With 47 years between these two piece of equipment, the tide of change on the Irish Rail system has certainly taken place, and brings the story of diesel locomotives in Ireland full circle.