You’re probably right. We’ve had various names over the past. We started off life as the Downpatrick and Ardglass Railway (D&AR) as we had originally intended to completely reopen the old BCDR branch line to Ardglass. This was then dropped and Downpatrick Steam Railway adopted in its place, but with perfect timing the boiler ticket on our steam engine ‘Guinness’ expired and we had to adopt “Downpatrick Railway Museum” which was used from 1996-2005. There was also a supporter’s association known as the Downpatrick Railway Society (DRS).

Confused? So you should be!

With the opening of the Inch Abbey line we settled on a new name, “Downpatrick&County Down Railway” that honours the original Belfast & County Down Railway.