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Heritage railway in Mayo: Ruston Hornby LM129
June 5, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Over the 80 or so years of since its foundation, Bord Na Mona, the Irish Peat Board, used an extensive network of narrow gauge railways to extract peat from Irish bogs. This rail network was first developed in the 1940s and was estimated to be the largest private railway in Europe with 200 small Ruston Hornsby locomotives transporting up to 4 million tonnes of peat a year. One of which LM 129 continues to be used at The North Mayo Heritage Centre by the Mayo North Old Engine and Tractor Club.
Organised with Bord Na Mona, Mayo North Old Engine and Tractor Club, private collectors and the people of North Mayo.