• The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway

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  by rogerfarnworth
 
Apologies if there is already a significant series of posts on the forum about this line. It has fascinated me for some time. I hope this post is of interest. Does anyone have further information?

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  by rogerfarnworth
 
As a follow up ……………..

I have been sent a number of links to videos including one to a model built in O Gauge. The first link should take you to the model, the remaining links are primarily to videos taken at the site in Ireland. I have also been sent a link to another page about the railway, the link to that page can be found beneath the videos.

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An HO model of the line, together with more information and pictures:

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  by spRocket
 
When I was in grade school in the 1970s, the school library had a book, simply titled Monorails, that covered this line and a wide variety of other monorail systems that had been built or proposed. Your own article goes into far greater detail than the book did.

There were some truly bizarre systems; one of the weirdest was the Bennie Railplane, a propeller-driven beast for which a prototype was built, but was never actually put into production. It ran on an overhead rail like the Wuppertal monorail, but also had lower guide rails for stabilization.

Film of the Railplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvSmwMqtylA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;