Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Ionad Oidhreachta Iarnróid Dhún na nGall
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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is located in Ireland
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Location within Ireland
LocationTyrconnell Street,, Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
Coordinates54°39′25″N 8°06′30″W / 54.656949°N 8.108222°W / 54.656949; -8.108222Coordinates: 54°39′25″N 8°06′30″W / 54.656949°N 8.108222°W / 54.656949; -8.108222
Typerailway museum
OwnerCounty Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd
Public transit accessAbbey Hotel bus stop

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre commemorates the operations of the County Donegal Railways Committee which operated two narrow gauge railways in County Donegal from 1863 until 1959. The centre, opened in 1995 and housed in the old station house in Donegal Town, was restored by the County Donegal Railway Restoration Society. Today, it operates as a visitor attraction comprising a museum, information centre and shop. On display are rolling stock, historical artefacts and an audio-visual presentation on the railways’ history.

Rolling stock[edit]

The centre owns several items of rolling stock, some awaiting restoration.

  • Class 5 Locomotive, ‘’Drumboe’’ built 1936, awaiting restoration.
  • Restored Series 2 Carriage #28 from 1893.
  • Railcar #15, built 1936, awaiting restoration.
  • Trailer #5, built 1929, awaiting restoration.