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Irish Narrow Gauge Railways

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by lynbarn, May 27, 2016.

  1. 240P15

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    This sort of Rail Tricycle as pictured an mentioned by Avonside2 (thanks for pictures:)) are typical in Scandinavia but how about railways in Britain?
     
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    Latest on the Restoration of Nancy ,
    Just into the Second Month of 2018 , we have €3500 in the Bank for the next drawdown on the Nancy Fund,
    we have a Target of £10,000 to meet. By the End of April 2018, So if any of you want to See the First Ironstone 3ft gauge Engine Restored to Running
    order , Please Did Deep into your pockets and Help this Project to see Nancy in Steam This September.
    hear is the Link , https://sites.google.com/site/thecavanandleitrimrailway/-nancy Nancy Eastwell1959.jpg
    Photo Copyright Ken Lane
     
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    Here is a Couple of Photo's of the Cavan and Leitrim Rly in the Winter of 1946-1947 when it Snowed and the Railway was the only way to get to Ballinamore.
    the Roads were blocked. The Snow was over 12ft high and they had to dig out the Railway from the Snow Drifts, Snow  1946-1947.jpg Snow 1946- 1947.jpg [ATTACH
     
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    Diesels in the snow.jpg Dromod in the Snow.jpg Here a Couple of our Diesels in the Snow on Thursday this week
     
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    @Avonside2 I bet it's 'interesting' trying to drive over the bridge into (and out of) your station at the moment!

    Super piccies btw - Thanks for posting them. Do you still practise the ancient Irish art of wrapping your water column with straw during this kind of weather?
     
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    No the Snow is not bad here Roads are Clear in this area , I have the Main water tank Drained . Have not Erected my Water Coulm yet. so its on the Ground. hope to put it up this Year, For Nancy's Return, It was Cast on the Falls Roar in Belfast in 1847 for the GSWR Thurles Station By Combe And Company.
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  7. Felix Holt

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    Time to step forward to help Nancy! I've just dropped a few pennies in the cup, anyone else prepared to chip in to? Let's get Nancy steaming this year!! :)
     
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    Thanks Felix, Was Gobsmacked when I saw your Donation, Thank you very Much, sent you a Message on Facebook Messenger
    Did You Get it. Only we had a few more like you Nancy would be in Steam Tommorow I can't thank you enough,
    Alan Keef is working on the Design and Fabrication of the Ash Pan and Smokebox. then to Lag the Boiler.
    So we have €5000 gathered since January. My Target is To Get another £10.000 for May together ,
    If any one Wants to Help Please Click on the Link to Donate.
    https://sites.google.com/site/thecavanandleitrimrailway/-nancy Nancy Eastwell 2.jpg
     
  9. Felix Holt

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    Hi Avonside, have not really been checking Facebook/Messenger recently!
    As you'll have gathered, Felix Holt is a (literary) nom-de-plume (check out George Eliot's novels)! ;)

    Glad to be able to help, will def ask for a cab ride once she's back in service :D
     
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    Here is the Latest on Nancy facebook_1530528223991.jpg
     
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    Here is the Latest on Nancy.
    the Boiler is just been got ready yo go into the Frames.
    The Engine will be all together for Alan Keef's open day on the 22nd of September
    for the first time in over 40 years, I will be there with a few Volunteers,
    From the Cavan and Leitrim Rly to Chat to the Public. received_1817240824990173.jpeg
     
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    Has anybody got any information as to what the status of "Lady Edith" is now - Is it actually going to return to Ireland from the USA?
    I've noticed that mention of it has cropped up recently on one of the US Forums, particularly as the site in New Jersey that it resides at appears to be suffering from some significant problems.......
     
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    We are working on Getting Something Done Will let Yo Know when we have any News
     
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    good for you , the previously reported purchase doesn't seem to have come to anything,
     
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    Presumably the taxation demands by the US Authorities at the time may have affected the previous attempt?
     
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    i don't know. The only thing I heard is that the sale of the rolling stock had to go ahead before they'd sell the loco. No idea if it's true
     

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