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The West Clare Railway


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This thread is the result of reading another article in The Railway Magazine, this time from the May 1951 edition! 

 

This time we are in the Republic of Ireland, specifically in County Clare. The May 1951 edition of the magazine carried an article on the 3ft gauge light railway which ran from Ennis to Kilrush and Kilkee. The total length of the railway was about 53 miles.

 

The first post goes some consideration to the history of the line and then looks at the section of the journey between Ennis and Corofin.

 

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/08/the-west-clare-railway-part-1-ennis-to-corofin

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An interesting line, with some nice looking coaches. I have the Plateway published  book, plenty of drawings but for some reason no drawing of the railcar trailer, which iti s said was based on a bus body. It is simlar but different to the railcar.

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We have almost reached the end of the story of the West Clare Railway and the study of its route. The post below completes the details of the remainder of the line, covering the route from Moyasta to Kilrush and Cappagh Pier. One further post will follow eventually which will look at the Locomotives and Rolling Stock on the line.

 

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/07/the-west-clare-railway-part-7-moyasta-to-kilrush-and-cappagh-pier

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