Irish Narrow Gauge Railways (all 3' gauge)


List provided by Gavin Hamilton

Narrow gauge lines of the Northern Counties Committee

(Numbers are in order - Original/Belfast & Northern Counties Railway/Midland Railway (Northern Counties Committee) (NCC) and Ulster Transport Authority (only after 1948)) Ballymena, Cushendall & Redbay Railway opened 26/5/75 closed completely 1937/40 No. Wheel Builder/Works/Year Disposal/Notes 1/60/101/101A 0-4-2ST Black Hawthorn/301/1874 25.5T/12x19/37/140lb Scr 12/1923 2/61/102/102A 0-4-2ST Black Hawthorn/302/1874 25.5T/12x19/37/140lb Scr 12/1923 3/62/103 0-4-2ST Black Hawthorn/303/1874 25.5T/12x19/37/140lb Scr 1909 Ballymena & Larne Railway opened 1/8/77 closed in stages between 1942 and 1950 1/63/104 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1687/1877 19.15T/11x18/45/ - Scr 1918 2/65/106 0-6-0T Beyer Peacock/1700/1877 21.05T/13x18/45/140lb Scr 6/19 373/66/107 0-6-0T Beyer Peacock/1701/1877 21.05T/13x18/45/140lb Scr 12/1931 3/64/105 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1828/1880 19.15T/11x18/45/ - Sold to C&VBT 1928 see below 5/68/109 2-6-0ST Beyer Peacock/1947/1880 25.7T/14x18/39/140lb Scr 1934 6/67/108 0-6-0T Beyer Peacock/2304/1883 21.05T/13x18/45/140lb Scr 12/1932 69/110 2-4-2T Beyer Peacock/3463/1892 44.2T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Rebuilt as 2-4-4T-1931-Scr 1946 dimensions as rebuilt 70/111/44 2-4-2T Beyer Peacock/3464/1892 31.85T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Scr 1954 112/102/42 2-4-2T NCC York Rd/1908 32.4T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Scr ?1954 rear bunker added 1928 113/101/41 2-4-2T NCC York Rd/1909 32.4T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Scr 1954 rear bunker added 1930 103/- 2-4-2T NCC York Rd/1919 31.85T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Scr 12/1938 104/43 2-4-2T NCC York Rd/1920 31.85T/14 & 21x 20/45/160lb Scr 1954 Ballycastle Railway opened 18/10/80 closed 1924 bought by LMS(NCC) 11/4/24 closed 1950 1 "Dalriada" 0-6-0ST Black Hawthorn/554/1879 24T/13x19/39/150lb Scr 1924 2 "Countess of Antrim" 0-6-0ST Black Hawthorn/555/1879 24T/13x19/39/150lb Scr 1924 3 "Lady Boyd" 0-6-0ST Black Hawthorn/513/1879 22T/12x19/39/150lb Scr 1909 ex Glenariff Land & Development Co. bought 1882 3(2nd)/113 4-4-2T Kitson/4665/1908 39.55T/14x22/43/165lb Scr 7/1946 4/114 4-4-2T Kitson/4666/1908 39.55T/14x22/43/165lb Scr 2/1942 NOTE: After 1924 the 3 railways above all belonged to the LMS(NCC) and locomotives moved from line to line as required. Portstewart Tramway opened June 1882 closed 31/1/1926 1 0-4-0Tram Kitson/T56/1882 9T/8x12/28/160lb To York Rd Works 1926/Hull Museum of Transport 1939 2 0-4-0Tram Kitson/T84/1883 9T/8x12/28/160lb To York Rd Works 1926 - On display Ulster Folk & Transport Museum 3 0-4-0Tram Kitson/T302/1901 9T/8x12/28/160lb Sold to Warke(Contractor) of Castlerock used for stationary work until 1935 scr

"Private" narrow gauge lines in Northern Ireland

Clogher Valley Railway opened 26/5/1884 closed 31/12/41 1 "Caledon" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3369/1886 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1934 2 "Errigal" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3370/1886 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1942 3 "Blackwater" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3371/1887 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1942 4 "Fury" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3372/1887 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1929 4(2nd) 2-6-2T Hudswell, Clarke/698/1904 28.5T/13X18/37/150lb Scr 1942 ex C&VBT no.4 rebuilt from 2-6-0T by CVR 5 "Colebrooke" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3373/1887 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1936 6 "Erne" 0-4-2T Sharp,Stewart/3374/1887 23.8T/13x18/36/140lb Scr 1942 7 "Blessingbourne" 0-4-4T Hudswell, Clarke/914/1907 29.7T/14x20/40/160lb Scr 1935 Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Railway opened 16/7/1883 closed 31/1/1933 1 "Mourne" 0-4-0T Kitson/T106/1884 14.1T/12x15/33/160lb Scr ?1904 2 "Derg" 0-4-0T Kitson/T107/1884 14.1T/12x15/33/160lb Scr ?1912 3 0-4-0T Kitson/T257/1891 18T/12x15/33/160lb Scr 1928 4 2-6-0T Hudswell, Clarke/698/1904 26T/13X18/37/150lb Sold 1934 to CVR see above 5 0-4-4T Hudswell, Clarke/978/1912 26.15T/12x18/37/160lb Scr 1934 6 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1828/1878 19.15T/11x18/45/ - Scr 1934 ex LMS(NCC) 105 see above Giants Causeway Tramway opened 1/1883 electrified late 1883 closed 1. 0-4-0T Wilkinson/ - /1883 7T/8x12/- /120lb Converted to ballast wagon 1910 2 0-4-0T Wilkinson/ - /1883 7T/8x12/- /120lb scr ?1899 3 "Dunluce Castle" 0-4-0T Wilkinson/ - /? - /9x12/ - /160lb standby 1915 - 1930 sold Faris (contractor) 1930 4 "Brian Boroimhe" 0-4-0T Wilkinson/ - /? - /9x12/ - /160lb standby 1915 - 1930 sold Faris (contractor) 1930

Narrow gauge railways of the Republic of Ireland taken over by the Great Southern Railways in 1925

Cork & Muskerry Light Railway opened 12/12/1883 closed 19/9/1932 1/1K "City of Cork" 2-4-0T/4-4-0T Falcon Engineering/137/1887 25T/10x18/42/140lb Scr 1935 2/2K "Coachford" 2-4-0T/4-4-0T Falcon Engineering/136/1887 25T/10x18/42/140lb Scr 1935 3 "St. Annes" 2-4-0T/4-4-0T Falcon Engineering/138/1887 25T/10x18/42/140lb Scr 1923 4 "Blarney" 0-4-2WT Kitson/235/1888 18.5T/11x15/42/150lb Scr 1911 4(2nd)/4K"Blarney" 4-4-0T Hunslet/1200/1919 28T/13x20/42/160lb Scr 1927 5/5K(?9T)"Donoughmore" 0-4-4T T. Green/180/1892 25T/14x20/36/140lb Scr ?1936 6/6K/6S "The Muskerry" 0-4-4T T. Green/200/1893 25T/14x20/36/140lb to Schull & Skibbereen 1938 7/7K "Peake" 4-4-0T Brush Electrical/274/1897 28T/14x20/42/140lb Scr 1935 8/8K "Dripsey" 4-4-0T Brush Electrical/307/1904 ?25T/12x18/48/?140lb Scr 1935 West Clare Railway opened 15/12/1883 closed 1961 - completely dieselised from 1955 1 0-6-0T W. G. Bagnall/730/1886 24T/13x20/42/140lb Scr 1912 1(2nd)/1C"Kilrush" 4-6-0T Hunslet/1098/1912 39.5T/15x20/45/160lb Scr 4/53 2 0-6-0T W. G. Bagnall/738/1886 24T/13x20/42/140lb Scr 1900 2(2nd)/2C"Ennis" 2-6-2T T. Green/234/1900 36.5T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 8/55 3 "Clifden" 0-6-0T W. G. Bagnall/792/1887 24T/14x20/42/140lb Scr 7/15 3(2nd)/3C"Ennistymon" 4-6-0T Hunslet/1432/1922 39.5T/15x20/45/160lb Scr 4/53 4 "Besborough" 0-6-0T W. G. Bagnall/793/1887 24T/14x20/42/140lb Scr 1901 4(2nd)/4C"Liscannor" 2-6-2T T. Green/236/1901 36.5T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 1928 5/5C "Slieve Callan" 0-6-2T Dubs & Co./2890/1892 35.6T/15x20/42/150lb w/d 10/59 preserved Ennis 1960 -1996 moved to Moyasta 1996 for restoration to working order on West Clare preservation project 6/6C "Saint Senan" 0-6-2T Dubs & Co./2891/1892 35.6T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 12/56 7 "Lady Inchiquin" 0-6-2T Dubs & Co./2892/1892 35.6T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 1922 not used after 1916 7(2nd)/7C"Malbay" 4-6-0T Hunslet/1433/1922 39.5T/15x20/45/160lb Scr 2/56 8/8C "Lisdoonvarna" 2-6-2T Dubs & Co./3169/1894 36.5T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 1925 9/9C "Fergus" 2-6-2T T. Green/281/1898 36.5T/15x20/42/150lb Scr 3/54 10/10C "Lahinch" 4-6-0T Kerr, Stuart/818/1903 39.5T/15x20/36/150lb Scr 1952 11/11C "Kilkee" 4-6-0T W. G. Bagnall/1881/1909 36T/15x20/42/160lb Scr 4/53 6T 2-6-0T Hunslet/ 667/1898 38T/13x18/36/150lb from Inchicore Works 1/1953 ex T&D - to C&L via Inchicore late 1955 8T 2-6-0T Hunslet/1051/1910 38T/13x18/36/150lb from T&D 11/53 (did it actually do any work here?) W/d 11/55 Scr 1956 Tralee & Dingle Light Railway opened 4/6/1884 closed to passengers 14/4/1939 goods except cattle specials 1948 completely 1953 1/1T 2-6-0T Hunslet/477/1889 38T/13x18/36/150lb Scr 1955 2/2T 2-6-0T Hunslet/478/1889 38T/13x18/36/150lb Scr 1955 3/3T 2-6-0T Hunslet/479/1889 38T/13x18/36/150lb To Inchicore Works 1939 - to C&L 1941 4 0-4-2T Hunslet/514/1890 24T/11x18/36/140lb Scr 1907 5/5T 2-6-2T Hunslet/555/1892 39T/13x18/36/150lb to C&L 1950 6/6T 2-6-0T Hunslet/667/1898 38T/13x18/36/150lb To Inchicore Works 1950 to WC 1/53 - to C&L 1955 7/7T 2-6-0T Kerr Stuart/800/1902 ?30T/12x20/36/140lb Scr 1928 8/4/4T 2-6-0T Kerr Stuart/836/1903 ?30T/12x20/36/140lb to C&L 1941 8(2nd)/8T 2-6-0T Hunslet/1051/1910 38T/13x18/36/150lb to WC 1953 9T 0-4-4T T. Green/180/1892 25T/14x20/36/140lb from C&MR 1935/6 - did this transfer ever actually take place? Scr ?1940 Schull & Skibereen Light Railway opened 7/12/1883 closed 15/4/44 re-opened 12/45 Closed 27/1/47 1 "Marion" 0-4-0T Dick Kerr/ - /1886 16T/9x16/30/140lb Scr 1906 1(2nd)/1S"Gabriel" 4-4-0T Peckett/ - /1906 26.5T/12x18/40/140lb Scr 1936 2 "Ida" 0-4-0T Dick Kerr/ - /1886 16T/9x16/30/140lb Scr 1926 3 "Ilen" 0-4-0T Dick Kerr/ - /1886 16T/9x16/30/140lb Scr 1914 3(2nd)/3S"Kent" 4-4-0T Peckett/ - /1914 25.5T/12x18/40/140lb Scr 1953 4/4S "Erin" 4-4-0T Nasmyth Wilson/ - /1888 24T/12x18/36/140lb Scr 1953 6S 0-4-4T T. Green/200/1893 25T/14x20/36/140lb Scr 1953 ex C&MLR see above Cork, Blackrock & Passage Railway converted from 5'3" gauge 1900 closed 19/9/32 4/4P 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5561/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb to C&L 1932 (10L) 5/5P 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5562/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb to C&L 1932 (11L) 6/6P 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5563/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb to C&L 1932 (12L) 7/7P 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5564/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb to C&L 1932 (13L) Cavan & Leitrim Railway opened 17/10/1887 closed 31/3/59 1/1L "Isabel" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2612/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1949 2/2L "Kathleen" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2613/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb preserved Ulster Folk & Transport Museum 3/3L "Lady Edith" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2614/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb preserved USA 4/4L "Violet" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2615/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 2/60 5 "Gertrude" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2616/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1925 6/6L "May" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2617/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1927 7/7L "Olive" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2618/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1945 8/8L "Queen Victoria" 4-4-0T Robert Stephenson/2619/1884 25T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1959 9/9L "King Edward" 0-6-4T Robert Stephenson/3136/1904 36.8T/15x20/39/150lb Scr 1934 10L 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5561/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb Scr 1959 ex CB&P see above 11L 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5562/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb Scr 1939 ex CB&P see above 12L 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5563/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb Scr 1959 ex CB&P see above 13L 2-4-2T Neilson, Reid/5564/1899 37.15T/14x22/54/160lb Scr 1954 ex CB&P see above 3T 2-6-0T Hunslet/479/1889 38T/13x18/36/150lb ex T&D 9/41 Scr 1959 4T 2-6-0T Kerr, Stuart/836/1903 ?30T/12x20/36/140lb ex T&D 1941 Scr 1959 5T 2-6-2T Hunslet/555/1892 38T/13x18/36/150lb ex T&D 10/11/51 w/d 1959 to Steamtown,USA to Tralee 1988 now restored 6T 2-6-0T Hunslet/677/1898 38T/13x18/36/150lb from Inchicore Works 3/57 ex WCR Scr 1959

Cross border lines - not nationalised

County Donegal Railways opened 1860 onwards closed 1/1/1960 no. class name wheel Builder/works/date dimesions Notes 1 1 "Alice" 2-4-0T Sharp, Stewart/3023/1881 20T/13x20/42/120lb Scr 1926 not used after 1922 2 1 "Blanche" 2-4-0T Sharp, Stewart/3021/1881 20T/13x20/42/120lb Scr 1909 not used after 1905 3 1 "Lydia" 2-4-0T Sharp, Stewart/3022/1881 20T/13x20/42/120lb Scr 1910 not used after 1905 4 2 "Meenglas" 4-6-0T Neilson/4573/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1935 5 2 "Drumboe" 4-6-0T Neilson/4574/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1931 6 2 "Inver" 4-6-0T Neilson/4575/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1931 7 2 "Finn" 4-6-0T Neilson/4576/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1931 8 2 "Foyle" 4-6-0T Neilson/4577/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1937 9 2 "Columbkille" 4-6-0T Neilson/4578/1893 30.6T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1937 10 3 "Sir James" 4-4-4T Neilson, Reid/6103/1902 38.5T/14x20/48/160lb Scr 1933 11 3 "Hercules" 4-4-4T Neilson, Reid/6104/1902 38.5T/14x20/48/160lb Scr 1933 12/9 4 "Eske" 4-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/697/1904 44.5T/15x21/45/160lb Scr 1954 13/10 4 "Owenea" 4-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/698/1904 44.5T/15x21/45/160lb Scr 1952 14/11 4 "Erne" 4-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/699/1904 44.5T/15x21/45/160lb Scr 1968 15/12 4 "Mourne" 4-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/700/1904 44.5T/15x21/45/160lb Scr 1952 16/4 5 "Donegal/Meenglas" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/828/1907 43.5T/14x21/48/175lb preserved 17/5 5 "Glenties/Drumboe" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/829/1907 43.5T/14x21/48/175lb preserved 18/6 5 "Killybegs/Columbkille" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/830/1907 43.5T/14x21/48/175lb preserved 19 5 "Letterkenny" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/831/1907 43.5T/14x21/48/175lb Scr 1940 20/8 5 "Raphoe/Foyle" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/832/1907 43.5T/14x21/48/175lb Scr 1955 21/1 5A "Ballyshannon/Alice" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/958/1912 50.4T/15x21/48/175lb Scr 1961 2A/2 5A "Stranorlar/Blanche" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/956/1912 50.4T/15x21/48/175lb preserved Belfast Transport Museum 3A/3 5A "Strabane/Lydia" 2-6-4T Nasmyth, Wilson/957/1912 50.4T/15x21/48/175lb Scr 1961 Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway converted from 5'3"gauge 1885 closed in stages from 1935 and completely in 1953 1 "J.T.Macky" 0-6-2T Black Hawthorn/684/1882 24T/13x19/42/140lb Scr 1911 2 "Londonderry" 0-6-2T Black Hawthorn/742/1883 24T/13x19/42/140lb Scr 1912 3 "Donegal" 0-6-2T Black Hawthorn/743/1883 24T/13x19/42/140lb Scr 1913 4/17 "Innishowen" 0-6-0T Black Hawthorn/834/1885 27T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1940 5/5A 2-4-0T Stephenson/2088/1873 26.5T/15x20/45/ - Scr 1899 ex Glenariff Land & Development Co. bought 1885 5(2nd)/15 4-6-2T Hudswell, Clarke/518/1899 41T/15x22/45/150lb Scr 1954 5(3rd) 4-8-4T Hudswell, Clarke/985/1912 53.75T/16x20/45/180lb Scr 1954 6/6A 2-4-0T Stephenson/2089/1873 26.5T/15x20/45/ - Scr 1904 ex Glenariff Land & Development Co. bought 1885 6(2nd)/16 4-6-2T Hudswell, Clarke/519/1899 41T/15x22/45/150lb Scr 1953 6(3rd) 4-8-4T Hudswell, Clarke/986/1912 53.75T/16x20/45/180lb Scr 1954 7 "King Edward VII" 4-6-2T Hudswell, Clarke/577/1901 41T/15x22/45/150lb Scr 1940 8 4-6-2T Hudswell, Clarke/562/1901 41T/15x22/45/150lb Scr 1954 9 "Aberfoyle" 4-6-2T Kerr, Stuart/845/1904 35T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1928 10 "Richmond" 4-6-2T Kerr, Stuart/846/1904 35T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1954 11 4-8-0 Hudswell, Clarke/746/1905 58.5T/15x22/45/170lb Scr 1933 12 4-8-0 Hudswell, Clarke/747/1905 58.5T/15x22/45/170lb Scr 1954 13 4-6-2T Hawthorn, Leslie/2801/1910 41.5T/14x22/45/175lb Scr 1940 14 4-6-2T Hawthorn, Leslie/2802/1910 41.5T/14x22/45/175lb Scr 1943 Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway - worked by L&LSR 1 4-6-0T Andrew Barclay/933/1902 30T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1940 2 4-6-0T Andrew Barclay/934/1902 30T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1954 3 4-6-0T Andrew Barclay/935/1902 30T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1954 4 4-6-0T Andrew Barclay/936/1902 30T/14x20/42/150lb Scr 1953

Monorail Closed before formation of GSR

Listowel & Ballybunion Railway which was actually a monorail) opened 16/4/86 closed 14/10/1924 "Coffee Pot" 0-2-0vb ?Tubize Scr ?1900 1 0-3-0 Hunslet/431/1887 Scr 1925 2 0-3-0 Hunslet/432/1887 Scr 1925 3 0-3-0 Hunslet/433/1887 Scr 1925 Okay the wheel arrangment is a guess but at one time the tender was also powered making these an 0-3-0+0-2-0 .......... only in Ireland!

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