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Down Rail Museum

Down Railway MuseumFormer Gas Works building

This is the only preserved Irish Standard Gauge railway operating in Northern Ireland and is based on the former Belfast and Co. Down Railway terminus in Downpatrick. The museum is unique in the UK Preservation scene in that it possesses a triangle of track, originally built by the BCDR as a result of the extension of the Belfast-Downpatrick main line to the seaside resort of Newcastle. A new extension is under construction along the Belfast alignment to the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey at Inch and this is expected to be completed by mid-2000.

Summer trips are available every Sunday from the beginning of July to mid September. Guided tours of the Station Yard are also available during the summer months from Monday to Saturday at 11 am to 2 pm.

Visit the Downpatrick Railway Museum Online.

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