I came across this view of Cork.B. cabin on eBay yesterday and was intrigued as I didn't know of its existence previously.
As long as I have been travelling up and down to Cork I have only ever known of the signal cabin in the main yard plus the long defunct one on the Up platform. This view, featuring members of the RIC, obviously pre-dates 1922 and I was easily able to find its exact location on the OSI 25" MAP.
We learn something new every day!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Seen here in GSR days, on the 27th June 1939, the train is hauled by ex.MGWR No.113 "Gnat". Some current views of Crossdoney are available here: Eiretrains Crossdoney
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Dingle already looks fairly down at heel in this 1934 view. The decrepit looking concrete watertower was still extant in the late 1970s.
East and West bound trains crossing at Annascaul in this view by the late W A Camwell.
There's something about the Tralee & Dingle that keeps drawing me back - as long as I blot out the memory of the 'preservation' fiasco at Blennerville - and this 1930's picture exudes all the charm of the narrow gauge. A Dingle bound freight has just left Tralee broad gauge station and passes along the tramway on Edward Street - McCowen's Mills in the background. The area is barely recognisable today but had hardly changed from the above picture when I first visited the town in the late 1970s.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Hard to believe that this photograph of the narrow gauge station and workshops at Tralee was taken less than a year after the last cattle special pulled in from Dingle.