£13.50

Author:   Jim McBride

Published:   2023
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   64
Genre:   Narrow Gauge, Light & Industrial

Status:   In Stock

Synopsis

The Ballycastle Railway Remembered by Jim McBride.

This book, written by railway historian Jim McBride, features many unpublished photographs of the famous railway which once operated between Ballycastle and Ballymoney.

The 3ft narrow gauge railway was opened in 1880 and was just over 16 miles in length. The last trains to Ballycastle ran on 2nd July 1950.

The Ballycastle Railway is very much part of the story of Ballycastle and the towns and villages between it and Ballymoney, and needs to be remembered and celebrated. The railways brought many benefits to North Antrim, not only in general mobility, but also for commerce, tourism, and much more. It was the railways that started to bring the masses to events like The Lammas Fair and Ballycastle Golf Course, and also was an important way to transport timber, fish, etc. out of the town.

The book features more than seventy images with proceeds from this publication going towards the running of the Donegal Railway Museum.

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