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Fintown Railway, Co Donegal

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Reading General, Aug 6, 2017.

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    I rather did wonder if Fintown was opreated by employees. It's how Kerry CC tried to run the T&B and failed and how they intend at some stage to run it again.

    It can't work really, wage costs will eat away any hope of progression. at Tralee Aquadome they had to pay a guy to open and shut the level crossing gates and I fear that what they will do eventually is cut the line back to eliminate the crossing whereas the Society had tentative plans to extend the line along to the Rose Hotel with the support and encouragment of that Hotel.
     
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    If only there was a system to operate level crossing gates safely on heritage lines..... :Sorry:
     
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    Foyle Valley Railway Museum - an update.

    I spoke to Derry Tourist Services this morning (Monday 14th August). Regrettably, I have to confirm that the museum has now permanently closed. A portion of the site is now occupied by a Taxi firm.

    There are exhibits remaining on site, but whether these are all inside the building, which is under lock and key, I've not established. The premises was, and remains, the property of Derry City Council.

    I have not yet managed to contact the key holder, which, I was relieved to learn, is another local museum. I'll drop them an email and post an update on this thread when I get a reply.
     
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