Tralee and Dingle Light Railway

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Disused railway viaduct looking upstream on the Finglas River from Curraduff Bridge on the N86 road to Dingle

The Tralee and Dingle Light Railway and Tramway was a 31.65 mile (51 km) 3 ft (914 mm) gauge narrow gauge railway running between Tralee and Dingle, with a 6 mile (10 km) branch from Castlegregory Junction to Castlegregory, in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. It operated between 1891 and 1953, the Castlegregory branch closed at the outbreak of the Second World War. It was the most westerly railway line in Europe. A 3 km section has now been reopened as a preserved line[1] between the Aquadome in Tralee and Blennerville Windmill.

The T&D in 1906


  • The Dingle Train 1st Edition - 1996 David Rowlands, Walter McGrath, Tom Francis ISBN 1-871980-27-5 Plateway Press more
  • The Tralee & Dingle Railway David G Rowlands Bradford Barton 1973
  • The Tralee & Dingle Railway P B Whitehouse & Powell A J Locomotive Publishing Co 1958

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Flag of Ireland.svg Heritage railways and preservation socities in the Republic of Ireland

Cavan and Leitrim Railway - Cumann Traenach na Gaeltachta Láir- Donegal Railway Centre - Irish Steam Preservation Society - Irish Traction Group
Lartigue Monorail - Railway Preservation Society of Ireland - Shannonbridge Bog Railway - Tralee and Dingle Light Railway
Waterford and Suir Valley Railway - West Clare Railway
Heritage Railways: Northern Ireland - Republic of Ireland