THE return of steam to Cavan & Leitrim Railway (C&L) metals could be just a few months away after the Dromod line’s Avonside 0-6-0T Nancy was returned to the workshops of Alan Keef Ltd at Ross-on-Wye in early July for the completion of its restoration.The ex-Stanton Ironworks Company loco has been at Keef’s since 1999, but has recently been in store while the funds were raised to complete the work.
Its new Israel Newton-built boiler is already on site, and the C&L’s Micheal Kennedy told
The RM he hopes to have the loco back by the end of the year. MICHEAL KENNEDY
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