The Bog Train

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The Bog Train

In 2008 we added the biggest attraction yet for Heritage Day, an old Bord Na Mona locomotive, fondly known as “the bog train”.

Bord Na Mona was the company that cut and processed turf from the bogs outside Crossmolina which was burnt in the electricity generating plant. The turf cutting has now stopped and the company has left the area. The train was used to pull flat wagons across the bogs with equipment. Our club has restored the engine and laid railway tracks along the edge of the wood from the Enniscoe entrance to the top of the field. We have also built seats on the flat wagons and this year had it running all day, five minutes each way!

We hope to extend the track in the years to come and to be able to do a complete circuit of the estate.

 

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