RPSI RESTORES VINTAGE BALLAST WAGON
1903-built Great Southern & Western Railway 20-ton ballast hopper No. 8309 is the newest exhibit in the RPSI’s £4m museum at Whitehead. It was the oldest vehicle on the books of CIE (Córas Iompair Éireann) in 1978 and was secured for preservation in 1983, but had lain out of use since. Its £6,000 restoration to working order was partially funded by Northern Ireland Museums Council.