C4316 : Swilly buses, Londonderry

taken 37 years ago, near to Derry, Londonderry County Borough, Clooney Park, Creggan and Foyle Hill, Northern Ireland

Swilly buses, Londonderry
Swilly buses, Londonderry
Seven in the Swilly fleet lined up opposite Foyle Street bus station – owned by Ulsterbus/Translink and now shared with the Swilly.
The Lough Swilly buses :: C1711

In the years between 1863 and 1953, the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway operated a narrow (3ft) gauge railway in the rural and lightly-populated parts of north Donegal. The company still exists and operates buses on services which include the former railway routes. In 1970/80’s the fleet contained many second-hand ex-Ulsterbus and CIE vehicles well past their prime. The Letterkenny depot was the old railway station, adjacent to the CIE bus depot - originally the County Donegal Railways (narrow (3ft) gauge) station.
The company was wound up by the Northern Ireland High Court in 2014. The following is a quotation from the official notice in the “Belfast Gazette”: “THE INSOLVENCY (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1989 LONDONDERRY & LOUGH SWILLY RAILWAY COMPANY By Order dated 15 May 2014, the above-named company (registered office at Ballyraine Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal,) was ordered to be wound up by the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.” Operations ended during April 2014.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 May, 1983   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 437 166 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7088N 7:19.0412W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 437 166
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Londonderry  Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway  Buses  Swilly Bus 

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