Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £20!
Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £20!
Cart 0
The Cavan and Leitrim Railway - The Last Decade (An Irish Railway Pictorial)
Midland Publishing

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway - The Last Decade (An Irish Railway Pictorial)

Regular price £25.00 £0.00 Unit price per

By the time of its closure in March 1959. the Cavan & Leitrim section of CIE had become a place of pilgrimage for railway enthusiasts front far and wide. It was steam worked to the end with a total of ten locomotives on its books in 1959. the oldest of which dated back to 1887. It is to this day one of the most fondly remembered of the Irish narrow gauge lines.

The attraction of the C&L is not hard to see. As well as the normal. if sparse passenger and goods services. it provided a rail outlet for one of the few workable coal deposits in Ireland. The line to Arigna which served the mines was for much of its course a roadside tramway that offered severe curves, sharp gradients and ungated level crossings along its length. It could also be very busy at times with extra trains running to cope with the coal traffic. The C&L saw some of its busiest times in the last ten years of its existence, the survivers of its original locomotive fleet supplemented with engines from lines which had closed as long ago as the 1930s. This photographic history of the CM. in the 1950s recalls the trains. the locomotives and the carriages and wagons which could be seen at work in those halcyon years when it had become a veritable working museum of the Irish 3ft gauge.

Softback, 64 pages, black & white photographs

Condition: Very Good

ISBN: 9781857800739

Most orders are dispatched within two-three working days of receipt of cleared payment. If there is going to be a significant delay (more than 10 working days), we will contact you and, where possible, give you an estimated dispatch time.

Please be aware that advance orders will be sent as soon as the relevant book has been published. 

When placing your order, please ensure that you add the correct full shipping address to your order. This includes house number, street name, zip code/post code. If parcels are returned on account of an incorrect shipping address we will contact you to seek the correct address and also ask that you pay a contribution towards posting the parcel to you a second time. 

UK

All orders over £20.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders of £20 or less, a £1.50 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour (the business equivalent of 2nd class mail) which is not tracked. If you require tracking for your, tracking options are available for a small fee. If the service that you require is not shown, please get in touch with us and we can quote for your desired service.

Large, bulky or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and you will be advised at the order fulfillment stage if this happens.

Overseas

Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are usually sent via Air Mail - this is not tracked. If you required your order to be tracked or sent by a different service, please contact us, preferably before checkout.

Royal Mail will only accept parcels up to 5kg in weight (2kg for Canada). If you are ordering multiple items that exceed these limits, please contact us first so that we can advise you of the appropriate shipping rate.

Due to the high volume of parcels going missing, we are no longer able to send untracked orders via third party mail handling services such as Parcel Motel. We are able to send untracked parcels to bona fide PO Box addresses, friends and family members and to work addresses.

Some countries charge import taxes and we suggest that in these cases, you asked for your order to be tracked so the local taxation authorities can trace your parcel.

Please note that courier services are unable to deliver to PO Box addresses. If you usually use a PO Box address, you will need to supply an alternative address if you require shipping by courier. 

Updated: 1 June 2020