Tralee and Dingle Railway
The very name of the Tralee and Dingle Railway is enough to evoke considerable emotions whether stemming from the immensely beautiful Dingle Peninsula itself or the wonderfully friendly Kerry folk or the raw courage of those who built the Railway through some of the wildest Irish countryside and then struggled for half a century to keep the line running. Thirty one miles of narrow gauge railway left Tralee - the county town of Co Kerry - striking westwards into the Dingle peninsula, crossing the Slieve Mish mountains at Glenagalt and on past Annascaul to Dingle itself. A short extension dropped down to Dingle Pier - the most westerly railhead in Europe. With the revived section now in operation between Tralee and Blennerville - using the restored original locomotive No 5T - there is renewed interest in the 'Dingle'.
Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway
The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life at Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from the Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway. A heritage narrow gauge railway follows over 6km of the route of the abandoned Waterford -Dungarvan line. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir between Kilmeaden and Waterford offering panoramic views of the River Suir, rolling farmland and mountains. The rolling stock includes a restored Simplex 60sp locomotive with a Perkins diesel engine and two Edwardian style carriages.
Cumann Tracnach na Gaeltachta Láir -- the Central Gaeltacht Train Society
Welcome to Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway. Here, nestling deep in the heart of spectacular mountainous scenery steeped in tradition, myth and folklore, and running along the crystal clear waters of Loch Finn you are invited to relive those nostalgic days when Donegal had about 200 miles of narrow gauge railway operated by the County Donegal and Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Companies. This unique journey is a three mile return trip right along the shores of Loch Finn. The reopening on the 3rd June 1995 of this first section of the intown - Glenties railway restoration project commemorated the centenary of the original opening in 1895.
Cavan and Leitrim Railway
The Cavan & Leitrim Railway is open to the public, with trains running on demand. A tour of the site will take approximately 40 - 50 minutes and includes a trip on the train and a tour of the engine sheds, workshops and the site in general. The Cavan & Leitrim Railway was one of the most fascinating and at one time busiest of Ireland's narrow-gauge railways. Through the accident of its serving a coal field it remained open many years after most of the other 3 ft gauge lines closed, and in its last days made use of engines and rolling stock sent from these other closed systems.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system, from 1850 to the present day. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts. The Society is a not-for-profit charity managed by volunteers.