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Irish Narrow Gauge

 

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County Donegal Railway Ford railcar nos 2 and 3

Ford chassis with body built by C.H.Roe of Crossgates (Leeds). Operated 1924-1926 when road bus competition saw them sold to County Donegal Railways.
They were modified by County Donegal(body lowered), to fit 3ft gauge, but were not uccessful and were scrapped in the mid 30s. 

Colonel Stephens wanted to buy them, but was outbid by the County Donegal. 

Requires chassis, and finishing etc.

County Donegal Railway(ex Dublin and Blessington Tramway) railcar no 3

The Dublin and Blessington Tramway ran from 1888 till 1932, mainly using steam engines but started to use internal combustion in its final years. This railcar was supplied by Drewry, and on closure was bought by the County Donegal Railway and converted from 5ft 3in gauge to 3ft gauge, and continued in use until the line closed, having been converted to a trailer coach in the 1940s. It has been preserved in this final condition. 

Requires finishing off, wheels and mechanism etc. 
Cavan and Leitrim Railway composite coach

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 
This is with some modifications. 

Some survived into 1950s.

Requires finishing off, wheels etc
Cavan and Leitrim Railway composite coach

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 
This is with some modifications. 

Some survived into 1950s.

Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Balcony ends required
Cavan and Leitrim Railway Brake conversion coach (ex composite)

Composite built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 

The CIE modified 2 of the composite coaches into brakes and in this condition survived up to when line closed.
This is with some modifications such as plating over some paneling.
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Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Cavan and Leitrim Railway Brake conversion coach (ex composite)

Composite built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 

The CIE modified 2 of the composite coaches into brakes and in this condition survived up to when line closed.
This is with some modifications such as plating over some paneling.
.

Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Balcony ends required
Cavan and Leitrim Railway All 3rd coach

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 
This is with some modifications. 

Some survived into 1950s.

Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Cavan and Leitrim Railway All 3rd coach

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland. Various modifications done over the years. 
This is with some modifications. 

Some survived into 1950s.

Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Balcony ends required
Balcony railing ends for CLR bogie coaches
Cavan and Leitrim Railway 4 wheel passenger brake van

Version without birdcage roof extension. 

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland, as bogie coaches had no provision for guards. Various modifications done over the years. 

Originally fitted with birdcage roof, which was removed prior to WW1. Other modifications done over the years, finally sides being covered with sheet aluminum during 1950s. 





Requires finishing off, wheels etc
Cavan and Leitrim Railway 4 wheel passenger brake van

Version without birdcage roof extension. 

Built for opening of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Ireland, as bogie coaches had no provision for guards. Various modifications done over the years. 

Originally fitted with birdcage roof, which was removed prior to WW1. Other modifications done over the years, finally sides being covered with sheet aluminum during 1950s. 





Requires finishing off, wheels etc

Requires balcony end railings




West Clare Railway 

Walker diesel loco


3 locos introduced in 1955, built by Walker Brothers of Wigan, England after they supplied railcars in 1950s. 
Worked on both freight and passenger trains and scrapped when line closed in 1961 .




Requires finishing off, wheels etc
West Clare Walker railcar


After new Walker railcars were supplied to the County Donegal Railway, 4 similar railcars were supplied in 1951 to the West Clare Railway. The cabs and motors were built by Walker, and the coach parts built in Ireland.
These operated up till the line closed in 1961, and were then scrapped. 

Requires finishing off, wheels etc
County Donegal Railcar Walker no 19

One of 2 railcars supplied to CDJR in 1950.The cabs and motors were built by Walker, and the coach parts built in Ireland.
The coach parts differed but the cabs were originally the same until no 19 had an accident and front opening window was replaced by a plain one. 
They operated up till the line closed in 1959, and were then bought by the Isle of Man Railway. They ran for many years before starting an extensive restoration, but that was halted as their future use was uncertain. They may return to Ireland under a special deal, having spent more time on the IOM than in Ireland. 

Requires finishing off, wheels etc
County Donegal Railcar Walker no 20

One of 2 railcars supplied to CDJR in 1950.The cabs and motors were built by Walker, and the coach parts built in Ireland.
The coach parts differed but the cabs were originally the same until no 19 had an accident and front opening window was replaced by a plain one. 
They operated up till the line closed in 1959, and were then bought by the Isle of Man Railway. They ran for many years before starting an extensive restoration, but that was halted as their future use was uncertain. They may return to Ireland under a special deal, having spent more time on the IOM than in Ireland. 

Requires finishing off, wheels etc
Guinness Brewery Railway


In the 1870s the Guinness brewery had expanded so much that internal transport was becoming difficuly so construction of a narrow gauge railway network serving the entire brewery, with a gauge of 1ft 19in. Much of the basic system was laid between 1873 and 1877, designed by Mr Geoghegan, the chief engineer.
Initially small steam locos wereintroduced, each with problems, partly caused by their low height and closeness to the ground, so Mr Geoghegan set about designing a locomotive possessing all their best features but without their handicaps. The result was an 0−4−0 side tank engine with horizontally mounted cylinders situated above the marine-type boiler driving through a dummy crankshaft and vertical connecting rods, which in turn drove the wheels. Instead of the cylinders being bolted to the boiler, they were fixed to the frames which were carried the full height of the locomotive above the top of the boiler. The side tanks were also attached to the frames. Another novel feature was the independent spring frame which consisted of eight steel leaves in pairs, two pairs on each side of the locomotive and one pair each above and below the axleboxes. It was attached to the front and back stays, so that by removing the pins and connecting rods, and with the locomotive lifted, the spring frame could be wheeled out from beneath the locomotive to receive attention and maintenance. The general layout of these engines was one of accessibility for repair but with maximum protection from dirt.
Converter wagons of 5ft 3in gauge were also designed. The locos could be lifted into these converter wagons and then then run on the 5ft 3in gauge tracks connecting the brewery to the mainline. 


Wagons were mainly 4 wheel tipper wagons and bogie flat wagons for transporting casks. Also some 4 wheel passnger wagins for taking visitors around the brewery. 


Purpose built broad gauge locos were eventually introduced, and diesel locos were introduced on both narrow and broad gauge in 1940s and 50s. The broad gauge lines were closed down in mid 1960s, the narrow gauge surviving till 1975. 
Several narrow gauge steam and diesel locos have been preserved, including at least one converter wagon and crane. Some tipper wagons and passenger wagons still exist.One broad gauge loco has been preserved in working order, but the diesel loco has been scrapped. 

Guinness Brewery Geoghegan  narrow gauge loco 6-24

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

 
Guinness Brewery Geoghegan  narrow gauge Converter wagon

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

 

Guinness Brewery Hibberd Planet Narrow Gauge loco

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

Guinness Brewery Narrow Gauge tipper wagon

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

Guinness Brewery Narrow Gauge bogie wagon

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

 

Guinness Brewery Narrow Gauge passenger wagon

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

 

Guinness Brewery Narrow Gauge passenger wagon (open top)

 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing off

 

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

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