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Did you travel or work on the Donegal railways? 01.09.21

DONEGAL Heritage Railway Museum is looking for people who travelled or worked on any of the railways across County Donegal.
Niall McCaughan, manager of the museum explains: “We are looking to track down people who had a direct experience of the railways when they operated across the County, before their final closure in 1959. These first-hand stories from the general public need to be recorded in writing, before they are lost forever. We also intend to record some of these stories for a new audio presentation which will be installed later in the year in the museum, so that visitors can hear directly from those lucky enough to have travelled or worked on the railways.
Railcar on Donegal railways at Stranorlar station in 1958.
Niall continues: "We want to track down people who maybe drove a Donegal steam engine or railcar, work for the railways in general or travelled on the railways whilst they were operating. We also know too that many children travelled to school, visited friends and family, or went on holiday on the railways across the County."
"Separately, we are also looking for quirky or interesting stories to do with the railways, which don’t necessarily have to be first-hand accounts, but may have been passed down, from one generation to the next. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this important body of work, then please send a few details to manager@donegalrailway.com or call 074 97 22655 and we will come back to you.”
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