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Vintage Train Appeal

Help restore both "Dromad" and 7T!
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With Nancy now back home and restored to working order, our next project will not be a single locomotive or carriage but an entire train! It will feature our own 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. 

Should we gain sufficient support we could have two narrow gauge steam locomotives in steam (Nancy and Dromad) together (on a former CIE NG line) for the first time since 1959, ironically when the Cavan and Leitrim closed, and since the County Donegal closed. 

Support Our Fund

We have a number of incentives to donate to our fund, all are listed below. To encourage you the higher your donation the more benefits you will receive in return. If you have a query feel free to email, and we will be happy to help you. There is also a button to donate any amount which you can select.


Donate €50 and receive complimentary membership of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway Association for a year


Donate €100 and recieve the above plus a donation certificate of either Dromad or 7T


Donate €150 and receive the above plus a limited edition print featuring Dromad or 7T


Donate €300 and receive the above plus life membership of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway Association 


Donate €500 and the receive the above plus an invite to the launch of Dromad and 7T


Donate €1,000 and receive the above plus your name added to a list of donors within the footplate of Dromad or interior of 7T


Donate €1,500 and receive the above, plus exclusive use of Dromad and 7T on a charter

Updates on the project

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Updates and progress will be posted in a dedicated Facebook group page here, why not join to find out more and see individual progress on each project. 

Support Us Monthly

Choose an amount you would like to donate, you can also make this amount a monthly contribution to the appeal, whether its €5 or €50 you can decide based on what you can afford. Monthly donations allow the project to have a steady income throughout the year.

Those that donate a total amount (for one year) of the amounts to the left will be able to claim those benefits at the year end (E.g. donate €50 over a year and you will get complimentary membership)

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