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Cavan-Leitrim Railway Museum

Cavan-Leitrim Railway Museum

The Cavan-Leitrim Railway Museum, in Dromod is must for visitors to the area. The museum offers visitors an informative look back at a variety of narrow gauage trains, as well as a selection of vintage buses, planes, fire tenders and war artillery, writes Martin Branagan.

400 metres of track has been restored and remains preserved after its closure in 1959. Following the closure, all that remained in Dromod was the Station House, the engine shed and water tower. Today they have been restored and have been preserved.

The Cavan & Leitrim Railway was a 3ft gauge narrow-gauge railway in the counties of Cavan and Leitrim. The railway opened in 1887 and was closed by CIE in 1959. Unusually for Ireland, this line survived on coal traffic, from the mine at Arigna. It outlived most of the other Irish narrow-gauge lines, giving a further lease of life to some of their redundant engines. It was the last steam hauled narrow gauge line in Ireland

Dromod is a unique family attraction being the only location in Ireland where visitors can board an airplane cockpit and view heritage steam and diesel locomotives.

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.

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