Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Those open-sided carriages were known in Sydney as "toast racks" - same in Ireland ?
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.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] From where this was taken the OSI shows the tracks on this side of the road?
I could be persuaded that I see this bank building from 1890.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Maybe they moved the tracks on electrification?
A similar vintage steam tram in Belfast:
Electrification in 1900 according to localstudies.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/the-lucan-tram/
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.
The gent in the straw boater to the right of the tram looks towards the end of the possible date range...
In this archive shot of Lucan the tram is electrified.
[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.
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.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] On the Old Lucan Road. Approximately here;
[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.
[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!
[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
[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.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Yesss! That works. Thank you both.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] It was know as Fonthill Power Station.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you. As in 'Fonthill House'.
As I mentioned earlier, the 25" map shows the electrified tram, and sure enough, the Sureweld shed is marked as Fonthill Power Station