On the 11th September 2018 all the remaining track in the workshop was lifted. A trowel was used to get underneath the concrete holding the track in place, the concrete was then removed from the track panels with a chisel. Carndonagh station buildings and the mill were the last items to be removed. That's it: the TBLR is no more.
The remaining section of outdoor track, from the North portal of the workshop to Malin station was lifted on 28 August. The last demolition train was hauled by loco No. 2 'Errigal' which was also the first loco to run on the railway back in 2007.
After lifting the track at Culdaff, the demolition crew returned to the railhead a few days later - locomotive No. 3 heading the train. Track was lifted from the old harbour branch and on the mainline as far as Malin. The girder bridge was then dismantled and all buildings, fencing etc. removed from Culdaff and Aughaclay.
The workshop is closed - apart from carrying out running repairs - pending a house move. The TBLR is still operational for the time being; I will provide updates as demolition of the current railway progresses. The line will be re-born in its new location eventually.