Bord Na Mona Appeal

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway has a rich history of Bord na Mona locos and rolling stock either on display or in active service on our railway. It represents an important part of our industrial heritage for future generations. We have in our collection the oldest known Bord na Mona loco LM11, several Rustons, Simplexes, Gleismacs and Deutzs along with the Wagonmaster Prototype LM175.

The closure of Bord na Mona has meant that its once extensive rail network is in decline with much rolling stock, locos and track being disposed of via auctions.

 

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway does not have sufficient funds to acquire these items from auction and we are actively seeking your support to gather a fund to purchase suitable equipment from auctions.

Equipment we are seeking includes;

  • Heavy rail (60lb) switches/points - we need at least 5 of these for run -round loops at either end of the running line.

  • Ballast wagons/flat wagons.

  • We are open to the acquisition of a Wagonmaster and/or Hydraulic loco as part of the Bord na Mona collection at Dromod.

 

We need your help! Lots have been known to sell in excess of scrap metal. Locos are thought to have been sold between €1,500 and €5,000 each. Every penny you generate is of immense help.

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Donate any amount here!

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Former Ruston LM101 was restored at Dromod from scrap condition