Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Downpatrick and County Down Railway

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The Downpatrick and County Down Railway is an 5 ft 3 in gauge heritage railway in County Down, Northern Ireland. It operates passenger trains with Irish steam and diesel locomotives and carriages on part of the former Belfast and County Down Railway mainline.

Its four miles of track connect the town of Downpatrick with the local tourist attractions of Inch Abbey and King Magnus' Grave, as well as Downpatrick Loop platform.


The railway's Downpatrick terminus, located at the foot of Down Cathedral, contains an award-winning museum which houses a variety of railway artefacts. These range from restored locomotives and coaches to historic railway relics and buildings from across the whole island.


It is the only operational Irish standard gauge (5' 3") heritage railway in the whole of Ireland.

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