Drumboe, the Donegal Steam Engine at Donegal Railway Heritage Museum, October 2021

The Donegal Steam Engine returns Home!

12th October 2021 History was made last weekend when the historic Donegal Steam Engine Drumboe, returned to Donegal Town. Early on Saturday morning, Drumboe was carefully lifted out of her home for the last few years at the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead, and placed on a low-loader for

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The Lough Swilly Remembered, by Jim McBride, published by Donegal Railway Heritage Museum


“THE LOUGH SWILLY REMEMBERED” – Available NOW! Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted is announce the publication of a new railway book, titled “The Lough Swilly Remembered”, By Jim McBride. Jim has been involved with railway heritage and preservation for decades and is the Irish Editor for the Disused Stations

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Donegal Railway Christmas decoration, 2021

Exclusive Drumboe Christmas Tree decoration launched!

To celebrate the return of the famous Donegal Steam Engine Drumboe, we have commissioned this exclusive Drumboe Christmas decoration, which will be a great addition to any Christmas Tree. The wooden decoration is approximately 9.5cm wide, made locally in County Donegal and features Drumboe waiting by a platform, with the

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History being made as historic engine, set for return!

History will be made on Saturday 9th October, as the first original Donegal Steam Engine is set to return to the County in decades. The engine will be taken carefully from the restoration yard at Whitehead on a low-loader through Derry, Strabane, Stranorlar, and to Donegal Town, where she will

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