A layout by Dr Alan Gee
Size 13' x 2'3"
In 1903 the government financed the building of the 3 ft narrow gauge Burtonport and Letterkenny Extension Railway from a head on junction with the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway at Letterkenny to the fishing port of Burtonport in Northwest Donegal in Ireland. The line was approximately 50 miles long and because it took an inland route the extension railway bypassed all the main centres of population which were along the coast. On completion the extension line was operated by the
The model, allowing for space restrictions, is a near exact model of Burtonport Station. The station was built on a plateau blasted out of the granite cliffs and the sea shore. The town of
Virtually everything you see on the model has been scratched built from the narrow gauge track, to the buildings, and the rolling stock. For use on the extension railway the
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