Back when railway stations were designed with a sense of style and purpose, this confection was landed in Bagenalstown in County Carlow. The symmetrical design was to cater for the vast flow of passengers in and out - though they had departed by the time this shot was taken. However, careful examination will show that a couple of special passengers are making their way to the right hand entrance and near the left there is a d.....
We learned that this station, together with several other "picturesque gothic" stations
in Ireland, was designed by English architect Sancton Wood
. Though closed for a period in the late 20th century, Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) station
is since reopened and is a "halt" on the Dublin to Waterford line...
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_10668
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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