The Ruston Hornsby LM 129 locomotive exhibition takes place at the North Mayo Heritage Centre from 5th June to 28th July and all who are passionate about railways and vintage trains have a treat in store. Come admire the Centre’s own vintage 1940s Ruston Hornsby locomotive and learn about the role of its fellow trains of the same manufacture in Irish bogs seventy years ago. This event is a celebration of railways.
Bord na Móna used an extensive network of narrow gauge railways to extract peat from Irish bogs. This rail network was first developed in the 1940s and was estimated to be the largest private railway in Europe with 200 small Ruston Hornsby locomotives transporting up to 4 million tonnes of peat a year. One of these locomotives, the LM 129, continues to be used at The North Mayo Heritage Centre by the Mayo North Old Engine and Tractor Club.
For further information about the Ruston Hornsby LM 129 locomotive exhibition at North Mayo Heritage Centre:
Address: North Mayo Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Crossmolina, Co.Mayo