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Cavan & Leitrim Vintage Train Appeal

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by MartinBall, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. MartinBall

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    The C&LR are launching the Vintage Train Appeal. This cocers the overhaul of Kerr Stuart 1916 built 0-4-2T "Dromad" and former Tralee and Dingle Light Railway 3rd class carriage 7T built by the Bristol Wagon and Carriage Company in 1890 for the opening of the line.

    The pairing of the Dromad and 7T, for restoration as one project, is very appropriate as it will allow us to provide visitors with an immersive experience of what it was like to travel on an original narrow gauge carriage and be hauled by steam. This will be unique in Ireland as the only vintage narrow gauge carriage to operate. Dromad is very appropriate as she has a T&D style cab and windows based on the former double cab 0-4-2T number 4, along with authentic cow catchers. If heading bunker first it will look like a T&D passenger train to the untrained eye.

    Details of the Appeal website, plus rewards, will be published soon
     
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    Will Dromad be returned to original condition or remain as is?
     
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    I think it will remain as is, as that'd be the cheapest option.
     
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    Nice picture for the Appeal logo.
    (The picture is copyright the artist and the Appeal and should not be used without permission.)
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    A visit to the cavan and leitrim is like no other railway there is every item of stock is able. To tell a story and the knowlage of the team there is second to none I would say.
    I've seen the T&D Coach it is a remarkable survivor and when restored will offer the chance to truly step back in time.
     
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