Strabane and Letterkenny Railway

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Strabane and Letterkenny Railway
Illustrated seal of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway.
Current operatorCounty Donegal Railways Joint Committee
Stations called at9
Key peopleHenry Forbes, Bernard L. Curran
Dates of operation1 May 1906–10 July 1971
Track gauge3 ft (914 mm)
Length19.25 miles (30.98 km)

The Strabane and Letterkenny Railway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge[1] railway line between Strabane, County Tyrone and Letterkenny, County Donegal in Ireland.


The County Donegal Railways Joint Committee (CDRJC) constructed the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway. It opened for public service on 1 January 1909 with a route length of 19.25 miles.

It was the last railway constructed by the CDRJC bringing the network operated by this company to 121 miles.

The company pioneered the use of diesel operated railcars, but despite this innovation, closure came at the end of 1959, and the railway was shut on 1 January 1960.

Railway Clearing House map with stations in Strabane and Letterkenny


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson's Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland, Stephen Johnson, Midland Publishing Limited, 1997, ISBN 1-85780-044-3