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Derry - Strabane (Lifford) Narrow Gauge Railway 1900-55

Courtesy of
West Sperrin Family History Group
westsperrinfamilyhistory[at]gmail.com
Line opened August 1, 1900 running from Strabane to the Victoria Road terminus in the Waterside of Derry. Stops were at Ballymagorry, Ballyheather, Donemana, Cullion and Desertone. Some old photos from the narrow gauge railway that ran between Derry and Strabane / Lifford.
Baltic tank No.9 Eske with the 10:15am mixed train for Strabane
2-64T No.1 Alice at Cullion Station on the line between Derry and Stabane 1954.
The scene of the accident at Donemana Station on 7th September 1913.
One passenger was killed and a second seriously injured.

Donemana station was the scene of a serious accident on Sunday, September7, 1913; one passenger was killed and another seriously injured.

The following extract is from a lengthy report of the accident contained in the Londonderry Sentinel September 9, 1913

The final train to run on the line was a Sunday school excursion from Strabane to Portrush, Co. Antrim, June 30, 1955