RPSI RE­STORES VIN­TAGE BAL­LAST WAGON

Steam Railway (UK) - - Irish - MARK WALSH

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.

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