IH News 2023

Tullamore College restoring a BNM Wagonmaster locomotive

I don’t normally comment on trains on this site, however, there is always an exception to the rule.

Per the Offaly Express, a group of Transition Year students in Tullamore College are restoring a former Bord na Mona Wagonmaster locomotive and are seeking sponsorship for a number of items to enable them to do this, as follows:

To borrow a four-wheel trailer to move the bonnet and cab of the Wagonmaster in and out of our shed as we work on it.

A sponsorship or donation of 3M stripping discs so that we can remove the rust and old paint from our Wagonmaster.

A sponsorship or donation of red oxide metal primer. This will be used as a protective base layer to prevent the corrosion and rusting of our Wagonmaster as it is exposed to the elements.

Anyone in a position to assist should contact: