Old Railway Line From Cookstown To Dungannon To Become A Massive Ghost Train Ride

How it might look

How it might look

The old railway line between Cookstown and Dungannon, visiting Stewartstown and Coalisland, may be getting touched up under ambitious plans by the council to create a ‘deadly long ghost train ride’ for bored children and stressed parents. The railway line, last used in the late 50s, has been declared ‘probably near enough intact’ and only requires a bit of hammering here and there as well as hedge cutting and a couple of buildings knocked down.

Madcap optimist Concubar Corr is certain he can pull this off:

“I’m never done hearing about unruly children terrorising East Tyrone by gathering in corners and sniggering whilst parents are out of their wits worried about their social development. Then one day I was hoking around a ditch in Tullyhogue and spotted the disused railway line. The idea hit me straight away – I can use this to solve all our delinquency problems. I can build a ghost train stretching 10 miles and taking 2 hours to complete. 4 hours if you go back the same way.”

Corr has set out the fearsome sights the train passengers will encounter on the journey. They include:

  • Boys in Stewartstown jumping out from behind hedges shouting ‘yahoooooo’ and other frightful sounds.
  • At Lisnastraine have TV licence men stand about staring at parents on the train or dole officers pretending to take notes.
  • In Coalisland there’ll be women striking sliotars at the passengers
  • The whole way have planted workers secretly making “wooooooooo” noises every 2-3 minutes

“I understand we need to ask a few householders to knock down internal walls so that the train can follow its original route but we’ll look for compensation for them like 3 free rides or something. Sure won’t it be great craic seeing a train pass through your living room whilst watching The One Show. I already have 41 bookings even though we haven’t checked if the line is still there. I’ve only checked from Cookstown to Sandholes, about 1 mile.”

Rides will cost £20 per child or £100 for a family ticket.

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Posted on July 9, 2013, in Coalisland, Cookstown, Derrylaughan, Stewartstown and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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