Lucan steam train

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Where: Lucan Rd, Esker North, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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This photograph reminds me of a painting by Jack B. Yeats titled "In the Tram" I have also seen it described as "In the Lucan Tram" and "The Merry Wives of Lucan" The painting is owned by our near neighbours the National Gallery of Ireland.
Here is a link to their catalogue: ‘The tram was full and she had to sit on the little stool at the end of the car, facing all the people, with her toes barely touching the floor.’
Clay, p.115*


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Between ca. 1880-1900

NLI Ref: L_CAB_04955

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2017 07:37:08

    Those open-sided carriages were known in Sydney as "toast racks" - same in Ireland ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:00:39

    The OSI 25" labels this the Dublin and Lucan Electric Railway. In Wikipedia, it says the steam tram ran from 1880 to 1897, and then electrically until 1925.

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    O Mac

    • 25/May/2017 08:15:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] From where this was taken the OSI shows the tracks on this side of the road?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:15:55

    I could be persuaded that I see this bank building from 1890.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:20:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Maybe they moved the tracks on electrification?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:24:12

    A similar vintage steam tram in Belfast: Steam Tram at the gates of Chichester Park, Antrim Road, Belfast

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2017 08:30:24

    Electrification in 1900 according to localstudies.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/the-lucan-tram/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:30:54

    The carriages are labelled SECOND (at right), then THIRD, and then the toast rack. On a window of the THIRD carriage there is a poster which appears to say SOUP backwards.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:33:58

    The gent in the straw boater to the right of the tram looks towards the end of the possible date range...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:41:19

    In this archive shot of Lucan the tram is electrified.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/May/2017 08:54:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] From your local studies blog: The line started 12 yards from the end of the Dublin Tramways line at Parkgate Street, continued along the north side of the road to Chapelizod, crossing the Liffey on the east side of the bridge. From there to Lucan it ran on the south side of the road.

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    A. P. L.

    • 25/May/2017 09:15:49

    The old tram shed in Lucan still exists, it's on the dual carriageway just at the city end of the bypass. Now a steelworks.

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/May/2017 10:36:27

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]N03] On the Old Lucan Road. Approximately here; www.google.ie/maps/@53.3575503,-6.4425911,3a,75y,266.62h,...

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/May/2017 10:40:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/apl-irl] A company called Sureweld is there now. That building used to be the old powerhouse that generated electricity for the No 25 tram line. Unfortunately, the redbrick chimney stack that used to be to our left of the building was demolished a number of years ago. www.google.ie/maps/@53.3586909,-6.4106529,3a,75y,19.94h,7...

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/May/2017 10:47:11

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Hi Neill. Stuart here. Can you please tell me how you inserted the notes into the picture? I used to have that option years ago. Then Flickr took it away and reintroduced it some years later. But since then, I cannot see the 'button' to insert a note!

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/May/2017 11:35:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Notice that magnifyer/plus icon as your curser? Ignore it and just click and drag a rectangle on the section that interests you. Then type your comment

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/May/2017 11:38:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Stuart, hover over the area where you want to add the note then left click and drag at the same time, this will open a window enabling you to add the note.

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/May/2017 12:58:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Yesss! That works. Thank you both.

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    O Mac

    • 25/May/2017 16:41:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] It was know as Fonthill Power Station.

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/May/2017 19:34:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you. As in 'Fonthill House'.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/May/2017 05:09:38

    As I mentioned earlier, the 25" map shows the electrified tram, and sure enough, the Sureweld shed is marked as Fonthill Power Station