Letterkenny [LR]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Letterkenny [LR] (1883-1940)

Opened on the Letterkenny Railway.

Opened on the Letterkenny and Burtonport Extension Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was the western terminus of the Letterkenny Railway, a 3 ft gauge line to Burt Junction.

The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway connected to it, and operated it, by re-opening an abandoned portion of their Farland Point branch. Not long afterwards the Swilly converted its gauge to 3 ft.

The station was modified when the line was extended west to Burtonport.

In 1909 Letterkenny [SandLR] opened to the north and a connection to the east allowed trains from that line to terminate in the L&LSR station.

The station was on the eastern edge of the small town, there were two platforms, a loop, locomotive shed at the east end, and goods yard to the south.

The station closed to passengers in 1940 and completely in 1953.


Tags

Station terminus


Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways
Lauder Light Railway (Locomotion Papers)
Tayside's Last Days of Steam
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)