Clogher Valley Railway

click for 9K .jpg image of coat of arms CVR Coat of Arms. Source: SRA995

History: Summary

Gauge 3ft. Incorporated 26/5/1884. Opened 2/5/1887. Between Tynan and Maguiresbridge, both on the GNR. 37 track miles, 7 locos, 13 passenger, 7 other passenger, 10 goods vehicles in 1911. Closed 31/12/1941.

Rolling stock: (3ft gauge): 8 new locos built 1886-1928 (6 Sharp Stewart 0-4-2Ts- Mks. Nos. 3369 and 3370 of 1886 and 3371-4 of 1887), 1 Hudswell Clarke 0-4-4T- Mks. No. 914 of 1907, 1 Walker Bros. Steam tractor Mks. No. 114 of 1928 - sold to CDRJC). 2 Diesels (a bogie railcar and a 4 wheel loco) built Walker Bros., 1932 and 1933. 1 secondhand Hudswell Clarke (Mks. No. 698) was acquired from C&VBT, rebuilt in 1936, carrying a plate to this efffect, and given the no.4. Engine names of the Sharp Stewarts were Caledon, Errigal, Blackwater, Fury, Colebrooke and Erne while the Hudswell Clarke was Blessingbourne.Coaches: 13 bogie tramcar type and two convertible bogie cattle wagons. Originally first and third classes, but first class abolished in 1928. At closing, it possessed 5 steam locos, 2 diesel units, 12 passenger coaches, 5 brake vans, 2 horse boxes, 124 wagons of various kinds and 5 service vehicles.
Works: "Fair sized" works at Aughnacloy.
Livery: Locos green (excepting No.4 of 1936) and had their names and nos. in gilt characters on the tank sides and below the headlight and on the centre of the back of the bunker. The passenger stock was crimson lake [Fayle]. After 1936 red (in 1934 No. 7 was painted dark red, and subsequently applied to other vehicles). Coaches dark red.
Staff: Secretaries: 1884-94 D.J.Stewart, 1894-1928 H.S.Sloan, 1928-1944 P.M.Soraghan. Mechanical Engineers: 1887-89 R.H.Weatherburn, 1889-1922 G.F.Akerlind, 1922-1940 D.N.McClure.
Signalling: Wise train staffs. Two locked compartments either end each with three train permits, one set for either direction of running. These permits took the place of tickets when one or more trains were running in the same direction, but the permits were replaced in the staff after use. Passing loops were at Aughnacloy, Ballygawley, Clogher and Fivemiletown.

Further reading: E.M.Patterson, The Clogher Valley Railway, R.W.Kidner, Narrow Gauge Railways of Ireland, H.Fayle, Narrow Gauge Railways of Ireland, Dr E.M. Patterson, The Clogher Valley Railway, updated edition.
Web: The Narrow Gauge Museum at Tywyn in Wales has a number of Irish narrow gauge items. Browse through their collection starting here for CVR railwayana. Items included are: A 'Hudswell Clarke 698 1904' builders' plate, a 'C.V.R. 1936 Aughnacloy Works' rebuild plate, a 'C.V.Ry' axlebox cover, prints and map about the CVR, auction catalogue of assets on closure (with some prices), an engine employment certificate, and a workman's ticket.

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms
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click for 5.1K .jpg image of CVR coa CVR coa. Source: GCR108 (full image 12K)
click for 4K .jpg image of CVR coa Clogher Valley coa. Source: SRA303
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Rolling Stock railwayana

Locomotive name and worksplates:

click for 9K .jpg image of CVR rebuild plateCVR loco rebuild plate at Tywyn. Source: RAG42

Axlebox covers:
click for 3K .jpg image of CVR axleboxCVR axlebox cover
click for 3.2K .jpg image of CVR axlebox CVR axlebox cover. Source: TRA304

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Axlebox cover. Source: RAG30. ( full image 14k)

click for 7.3K .jpg image of CVR axle box CVR axlebox. Source: GCR110. ( full image 25k).

click for 7K .jpg image of CVR axlebox cover Clogher Valley Railway axlebox cover. Source: GCR1215. ( full image 25k).

Lineside and station railwayana


Bridge Restriction:

Bridge Numbers:


click for 18.4K .jpg image of CVR trespass CVR trespass. Source: SRA311

click for 5K .jpg image of CVR poster headingCVR poster board heading. Source: SRA397
click for 5K .jpg image of CVR poster board CVR poster board. Source: SRA607. Note: Right hand side of photo retouched (full image 9K)
click for 18.7K .jpg image of CVR poster board CVR poster board heading. Source: RAG51. (full image 44K)





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click for 4K .jpg image of CVR stop CVR train stop. Source: SRA607. (full image 11K)

click for 6K .jpg image of CVR enamel Clogher Valley Railway enquiries sign. Source: TRA1114 full image 25K.

Stop by request - Fry

click for 10K .jpg image of CVR WTTCVR 1933 WTT 8 pages. Source: SRA296
click for 2K .jpg image of CVR rewardCVR reward notice. Source: ebay506 (full image 10K)
click for 7K .jpg image of Clogher Valley Railway documentsClogher Valley Railway documents. Source: SRA215. full image 14K.
click for 6K .jpg image of CVR passCVR pass. Source: ebay205 (full image 28K)
click for 27K .jpg image of CVR pass Clogher Valley Railway pass. Source: SRA915. (full image 68K)

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