Donegal Town to be in the period 2005-2008ish! The concept is that CIE upgraded the existing narrow gauge to std gauge. The line runs to Strabane and links then with Derry in one direction and of course Dublin in the opposite. Such an arrangement allows for cross border fleet activity of IR and NIR. Equally on the bus bus front Bus Eireann and Ulster's will feature. Allied to those will be the remnants of CDR in a Lough Swilly type fleet. What makes this sustainable? ..well, stretching my imagination that wee bit further, the textile industry survived and multiplied with Fruit of the Loom, Desmonds and Magee. The railhead assisted In a small container flow in and out of the territory. Donegal develops on the back of this with a healthy volume of population and the side affect of merchant growth.
All in it will provide a great deal of variety in a very beautiful corner of the Country. I hope I can capture some of this beauty and integrate it to a compact working layout. As I progress at shunting speed, I will post more images. I have a lot to learn along the way and I look forward to this challenge!