Drumshanbo was a well known location on the Cavan & Leitrim narrow gauge line to Arigna. The town was the only sizable village on the C&L branch from Ballinamore to Arigna, which was largely a road side tram, built in 1888. The line was primarily built to serve one of the few coal deposits found at Arigna, and this is what kept the line open until 1959 when CIE closed the C&L system completely. The station buildings at Drumshanbo all remain intact, this being the extended stone station building, water tower and goods shed. The only difference to that of railway days is the fact the main road to Arigna has been routed straight through the station on the former trackbed. Just west of the station the line passed over one of the infamous unguarded level crossings. I've also included pictures west of Drumshanbo town showing the former C&L Shannon bridge and Mahanagh LC.