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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Dromod-YouTube Video

This posting refers to the YouTube video posted below.

The Cavan & Leitrim Railway is run by volunteers. Their Depot is in Dromod, Co. Leitrim. Trains run every weekend, and on Mondays. The group also have a transport museum, with narrow gauge trains of every gauge, buses, planes, fire engines and artillery guns from WW1 and WW2. It is located beside the Irish Rail Station in Dromod.
One of the original locos, No.2, and one of the original carriages, is preserved on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the above.

I was meeting up with my Irish American relatives in Dromod early June 2009,and was told of a railway museum across the railway bridge.
I was persuaded by Mr Michael Kennedy who runs the place to join a couple of guys from Belfast for a look around.
The pictures in this photo story are just some of the items on display here.Some exhibits are almost perfectly preserved,others as will be seen are almost graveyard material.
There's a yellow submarine---the cockpit and passenger section of a Douglas DC7 used by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1958---more aviation memorabilia---a bike that you pedalled on the railway line ! ---artillery---buses and all sorts of vehicles---and a myriad of other stuff.

Michael and his staff (should i call them that), have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the history of any of their exhibits,and i would recommend a visit to anyone with an interest in anything.You'll be well entertained,and all for a donation of your choosing at the end of the tour.
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