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New to the Museum; Rail Bike Dated 1847.

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  The Rail Bike was used all over the Irish Railway System from the foundation of the Railway for the Railway Men to travel to inspect that the running road was in order for Trains.
In the old days the men cycling these bikes would have enough time to get the bike of the rails when they would hear the Steam Train coming, not to-day because of the speed the train is travelling at.
The Bike dates from 1847 and came from The Great Northern Railway Company Of Ireland. It was donated and came from Abbleix were it was stored. It was the last bike to travel on the North Kerry Railway also the Burma Road Railway.