GSWR Ballast Hoppers
At a glance:
|Builder:||Great Southern & Western Railway (Inchicore Works)|
|Original company:||Great Southern & Western Railway|
|Final company:||Córas Iompair Éireann|
|Arrived at DCDR:||1986|
The two hoppers were withdrawn by CIÉ some time in the late 1960s, and by 1986 had wound up in Mullingar, where they were purchased by us. In August that year they were lifted onto a lorry and taken to Downpatrick, and would later be pressed into use as we laid our line to Inch Abbey. Following the opening of the Inch Abbey lines the hoppers were taken out of service in need of overhaul, though neither time nor funding has permitted this to date.