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The Swilly and the Wee Donegal

The Swilly and the Wee Donegal (Paperback)

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The remote, largely mountainous county of Donegal, in the northwest of Ireland, was of particular interest to transport enthusiasts with its two, very different, narrow gauge systems - the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company (LLSR) and the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee (CDR). Broad gauge lines were limited to short sections of the Great Northern (GNR(I)) - between Londonderry and Strabane and a portion of the Bundoran branch west of the border at Belleek. As will be seen, the GNR also operated bus services in the county. In this volume, Tony Burges takes a look at the county's railways as they were in the 1950s - from Buncrana in the north to Ballyshannon in the south, with a diversion en route to visit Killybegs. So come and join us for a ride on 'The Swilly' and 'The Wee Donegal'.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesRailway transport industriesTransportTrains & railways: general interest Publisher: Colourpoint Books Publication Date: 01/11/2006 ISBN-13: 9781904242635  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Although English by birth Tony Burges has Irish family connections; his grandfather was from Tralee. He was very active as photographer of UK & Irish branch line railways in the period 1951 - 1959. He studied transportation at graduate school at Northwestern University, Chicago and photographed railways extensively in the United States. He later worked for the Canadian government as Transport Policy Advisor, Dept of Finance and Director General, Grain Transportation and Handling. He is now semi-retired and devoting time to writing railway books.

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