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 Post subject: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:33 am 

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The Extension

I have started work on a study of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway and hopefully the first post on the two main lines will be ready soon. While I was reading various sources on-line and Patrick Flanagan's book about the line, I became aware of a series of attempts to extend the tramway which ran from Ballinamore to Arigna through to Sligo. None of these attempts was successful.

In the end an extension line was built to aid transport of coal from the Arigna mines down to the tramway station. This extension was under 5 miles in length and was soon truncated to a much shorter version. It was known as the Arigna Valley Railway.

The story is worth reading. For much of it I am indebted to Patrick Flanagan and his contributions are referenced throughout.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/26/th ... ey-railway


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:04 am 

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This is first of the main series of posts about the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. I have enjoyed reading Patrick Flanagan's little book published by Pan. It is rather dog-eared and falling apart now. The text of the book has helped me explore the line, even though I have done so from my armchair. References to the text of his book abound, and these are all credited in the post.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/0...- ... od-station

In this post we review the history of the line and then, with the aid of a good few pictures, we look round Dromod Station as it was. Later in this series of post we will look at the preservation activities at Dromod.

A number of locos from this line were at times preserved in the USA. No. 3, Lady Edith, one of the original locos purchased at the conception of the line ran for a time on the Pine Creek Railroad in New Jersey and is at present stored in the New Jersey Museum of Transportation & Pine Creek Railroad Museum.


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:05 am 

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The second post on the Cavan & Leitrim takes us from Dromod to Mohill:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/19/th ... -to-mohill


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm 

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The next post on the C&L takes us to the central junction station at Ballinamore.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/24/th ... allinamore


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:43 pm 

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Onwards to Ballyconnell! ....…......................

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/29/th ... llyconnell


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:21 pm 

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The last length of the mainline of the Cavan & Leitrim railway is covered by this next post - the length form Ballyconnell to Belturbet.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/06/07/th ... -belturbet


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:46 am 

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This post covers the tramway from Ballinamore to Arigna and completes the full length of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway empire. I am working on one further post which will pull together a few different things relating to the C&L.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/06/15/th ... na-tramway


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 Post subject: Re: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:02 pm 

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This is my final post about the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. It includes details about locos and rolling stock but starts with some information about the preservation society at Dromod and the heritage centre at Belturbet.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/01/th ... miscellany


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