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27-07-2013, 12:41   #1
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Old Railways of Ireland

All of the old railways of Ireland
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Does anyone have the list of the disused railways in Ireland.
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Is it me, but does that picture really capture the effort and fore thought behind railways in Ireland for the last 50 years.

A decrepit old engine with a world weary wagon behind it. We have the shiny stuff now, yet it feels its gone off the rails in a way.
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The eiretrains website has a lot of images showing railway stations past and present. it also has links to other sites. There are also some users of this website that may point to more comprehensive lists.
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Is it me, but does that picture really capture the effort and fore thought behind railways in Ireland for the last 50 years.

A decrepit old engine with a world weary wagon behind it. We have the shiny stuff now, yet it feels its gone off the rails in a way.
Why would CIE and Irish Railway just give a railway line away
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The eiretrains website has a lot of images showing railway stations past and present. it also has links to other sites. There are also some users of this website that may point to more comprehensive lists.
www.eiretrains.com
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What is a passing loop.
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What is a passing loop.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_loop

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Does anyone have the list of the disused railways in Ireland.
Here's a map of the rail system, probably at its height, which might be useful for comparison:
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attac...1&d=1374955891
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Why would CIE and Irish Railway just give a railway line away
Simply because the people who get the line would be far more interested in its upkeep and maintenance. I used to live near the West Clare Railway and the effort that they put into it and on a volunteer basis is amazing. Pity that the rest of the rail network was not run with that enthusiasm. So when I see pictures of IE rolling stock, sad, rusted and unloved, I thank the lord for the enthusiast.

Sorry for going off topic.
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dennis124wwr - Irish Railways by Tom Ferris covers the history of all the railways in Ireland both broad and narrow gauge in a concise manner. ISBN 978-0-7171-4648-2

And here is must read thread for anyone with an interest in railway heritage and preservation.

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2056070193

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Why would CIE and Irish Railway just give a railway line away
Why wouldn't they?

If they've no further use for it, pass it on to a community organisation for redevelopment as something else.
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Was anyone in the railway in Tuam.
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If they've no further use for it, pass it on to a community organisation for redevelopment as something else.
Why would they do that when the railway was new(olden days). You could just close the railway and fence it off.
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Does anyone have the Beddy Report on CIE Rail.
I can't help feeling that this thread is the wrong forum, you want http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=1499 and as for the Beddy Report try the IRRS http://www.irrs.ie/ up at the old goods offices in Heuston Station.
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I can't help feeling that this thread is the wrong forum, you want http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=1499 and as for the Beddy Report try the IRRS http://www.irrs.ie/ up at the old goods offices in Heuston Station.
I dont agree jd. fora have a certain crossover and I find that heritage is somewhat weak currently in this forum. To move a thread about railways would be counter intuitive even if it would fit in elsewhere also. This may look like jealously guarding this patch but thats partly my role.
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