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Donegal Narrow Gauge Reaches Out to the World

30th – 31st July 2016, Donegal Town

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Our colourful museum has the complete story of the narrow gauge railways of Donegal.  The County Donegal Railway and the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, at 225 miles, formed the largest narrow gauge railway system in north-west Europe.

The story is told through informative large illustrated wall-boards, and on a variety of DVDs shown in two locations on our audio-visual systems which can be watched in comfort while enjoying a hot or cold drink and a snack.  DVDs and other reminders can be bought in the shop.  A variety of of beautifully constructed models in various scales, some of which can be seen working, also tell the story and give an insight into how the railways were.  For the researcher we have the largest digitised collection of Donegal railway photos in the world, a selection of which is on automatic presentation for visitors. There are several items of restored County Donegal Railway rolling stock as well as others in the process of being restored. Hot and cold drinks are available.  Feel free to visit us if you are in the Donegal Town area.

The museum is open from 10am 5pm all year, with weekends by appointment only.  Special opening arrangements can be made by prior booking through 00 353 (0)74 9722655.  From time to time we run special model railway shows or Open Days.


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Manager: Ann Temple


T: +353 (0) 74 97 22655

FB: Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd.

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