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Derg train station goes under hammer
A PART of Tyrone train heritage is set to go under the hammer this Wednesday night in Portadown.
The former Castlederg railway station, which is categorised as late Victorian and which had been in use by a community group until recently, is expected to make anything from £50,000 to £90,000.
George Haire of North West of Ireland Railway Society says whoever buys the station – which was opened in 1883 – is buying a slice of history.
“Of course I would like to see the station preserved but I know that in the current economic conditions, that might not be possible,” the Strabane man said.
“It depends on who buys it and what their plans are but I think it would need a little work done, particularly inside. It is still a beautiful building and just like the other stations dotted around the countryside, this is a part of our railway heritage.”