Courtesy of Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum – Enniskillen
Looking back to St. Patricks Day 2017
Vintage steam engines dropped into Irvinestown Railway Station on St. Patrick’s Day after participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Scout Parade. BBC Radio Presenter Hugo Duncan was the guest driver and he confidently steered the eighty year old, ten ton steam traction engine, owned by Finn Lynch, through the Main Street of Irvinestown. It was accompanied by a miniature steam traction engine owned by Mickey Brannigan.
Irvinestown Railway Station owners Jane and Floyd Rehill welcomed the engines and support crew reflecting that it was extremely nostalgic to have steam back at the station almost 60 years after the railway had closed.
The steam engines then travelled to Enniskillen as part of the annual ‘Steam & Shamrocks’ event and participated in the St. Patricks Day Parade with Tom Elliott MP taking the wheel of ‘Maeve’ which was built in 1918 and started life hauling munitions in France during WWI.