Created in 1967, Northern Ireland Railways had the daunting task of taking over the moribund railway system of the Ulster Transport Authority. This disc charts the changes from 1966 to 1999.
In Part One, covering the period back to 1989, features an introduction toUlster’s railway system, the recent rolling stock, the track improvements and the Irish Rail operations in the Province.
Part Two goes back further in time to examine the locomotives and pioneering railcars inherited by NIR and also the CIE operations in Northern Ireland. It continues with the multiple units and locomotives bought by NIR in the early years. Finally, we take a look at some of the work carried out 30 years ago by the NIR staff. This part of the video covers railway practices which have long since disappeared from the Northern Ireland scene, such as the carriage of mail and the tending of oil lit semaphore signals.
Produced by - Markle Associates
Running time - 56 Minutes (approx)