Preserving Steam Technology In An Electric Age

FERGUS McDONNELL and MARTINA HAND of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) chat to Mark Finnegan.

The RPSI was formed in 1964 (they celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2014) to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system from 1850 to the present day.

The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.

The Society is a not-for-profit charity managed by volunteers. All funds from ticket sales shop sales membership fees or donations go directly to keeping Ireland’s steam railway heritage operating for future generations.

Duration: 19'28" DATE: June 22, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Fergus McDonnell and Martina Hand
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Steam Trains, Preservation, Museums, Preservation
LocationIreland Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150622_NST_003.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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