The first US soldiers arrived at Belfast docks on January 26, 1942 and were transported by rail to bases throughout Northern Ireland, with 25 located in County Fermanagh. It was an extremely busy period for the railway companies scheduling special troop trains and excursions. For thousands of American GIs the beautiful Lakeland was their final ‘port of call’ before boarding a train at Enniskillen Station for Belfast and deployment to Europe & Africa. A trip to Headhunters Barbershop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway to life. Visitors start their journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway Booking Office where the ticket collector invites you to step on board and enjoy the evocative nostalgia, social heritage and amazing artefacts associated with the railways, which operated throughout Fermanagh and the Border Counties until their closure in 1957.
Please visit their website to find out more about this fantastic museum and barbershop where you can get a haircut while learning about the golden age of railway! (http://www.headhuntersmuseum.com/)