New dome completes 22-year restoration of Nancy at Dromod

THE restoration of the Cavan & Leitrim Railway’s Avonside 0-6-0T Nancy is officially complete after 22 years’ work and £160,000 investment. 

The former ironstone loco returned to steam at Alan Keef’s Ross-on-Wye workshops in March, but was delivered to Dromod without its brass dome cover as this was still being manufactured by The Dorset Copperfish. 

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The new dome was finally delivered by Alan Keef on July 27, and C&L volunteers wasted no time fitting it to Nancy as a final finishing touch (pictured). C&LR

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