A tempting tableau of turntable, tower, tracks and trains.

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Where: Munster, Cork City, Ireland

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This photo, and in particular the above title is dedicated to Morning Mary who is recovering from a recent operation, we look forward to having her back with us in the very near future.

From Wikipedia I see that "In rail terminology, a railway turntable or wheelhouse is a device for turning railway rolling stock, usually locomotives, so that they can be moved back in the direction from which they came". Well, I never knew that the words turntable and wheelhouse were interchangeable. We are in Cork today courtesy of Mr. O'Dea, what can you tell us about this busy photograph.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection:James P. O'Dea

Date: September 07 1961

NLI Ref.: ODEA 27/81

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