Fintown Railway

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Rolling Stock and Locomotives

Railcar 18 ? original diesel railcar of the County Donegal Railway which entered service with the County Donegal Railway in 1940. Badly damaged by a fire on 7 November 1949, it had to be rebuilt and as a result observers noted that it lost much of its character. Restored to its original shape and features with a rebuild in 1996 by the N.W.I.R.S. (North West of Ireland Railway Society). It is one of only six original County Donegal Railcars still in existence. On loan by kind arrangement of the N.W.I.R.S.

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Carriage ? new for season 2007, originally in service at Lord O?Neill?s Shane?s Castle Railway, this recently restored carriage is now resplendent in the red and cream livery of the County Donegal Railway. The carriage offers excellent accommodation with disabled friendly access and PA system.

Simplex 102T locomotive ? used in conunction with Railcar 18 for all passenger services. 

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It has just recently returned to service (July 07) following a major overhaul and refurbishment at  the works of Alan Keef Ltd., Ross-on-Wye, England. More details of its return at

Ruston loco ? ex-Bord na Mona is used primarily as the ?work horse? for track laying and shunting.



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Opening Times

2020 Season


It is with great regret that we announce that the Fintown Railway will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the situation surrounding Covid-19. 

We promise that we will be back in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all then.

Until we meet again, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families. 

Fintown Railway Team

Contact Details:
Fintown Railway
An Mhuc Dubh
Co. Donegal
F94 FR90

To enquire please contact our office:

Tel +353 (0)74 954 6280

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