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Old 04-27-2019, 03:58 AM   #1
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The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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...valley-railway
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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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 blog.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/09...dromod-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.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:04 PM   #3
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I find this quite interesting. I remember a short section of abandoned railway line much further east, just outside of Kells,Co. Meath. Unfortunately my interest in railways hadn’t surfaced yet so I never investigated.
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Hi, there are a lot of abandoned narrow gauge lines in Ireland. I am also posting about the West Clare line at the moment

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:27 AM   #5
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The second post on the Cavan & Leitrim takes us from Dromod to Mohill:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/19...omod-to-mohill
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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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...to-ballinamore
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Onwards to Ballyconnell! ....…......................

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/29...o-ballyconnell
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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...l-to-belturbet
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:57 PM   #9
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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...arigna-tramway
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:36 PM   #10
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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...y-a-miscellany
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