Cars from Cork

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To end this week we have an image from Mr. O'Dea with a load of newly minted cars on railcars in the Cork railway system. Whither bound?

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection:James P. O'Dea

Date: July 1960

NLI Ref.: ODEA 21/60

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    • 25/Feb/2022 08:10:47

    Seems to be a mix of Populars and Anglias, or else Anglias of different vintages.

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    • 25/Feb/2022 08:37:10

    And a quartet couple of Consuls at the back of the queue

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Feb/2022 10:04:45

    I'm unfamiliar with Cork but that looks like old Ford Factory in the background (& on the far bank of the Lee). So that would make it (unsurprisingly) the goods yard alongside Horgan's Quay

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Feb/2022 10:12:32

    Streetview from Horgan's Quay across the Lee. The OSI maps show there used to be Travelling Cranes here as seen in the background. The cars are most likely being loaded for transport to Dublin.

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    • 25/Feb/2022 10:46:49

    On their way to the real capitol!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Feb/2022 11:32:16

    The first family car I remember was a Ford Anglia, but it was an estate, so not one of these actual cars.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Feb/2022 11:39:14[email protected] controversial!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Feb/2022 11:40:32 Ours was a VW Beetle!

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    • 25/Feb/2022 17:01:41

    [[email protected]/] Yes, both Ford and Dunlop were across the river. The map shows a siding leading to Ford, but don't know how that would connect to the station

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Feb/2022 18:49:32

    suckindeesel the railway lines were connected at street level, but I don't know if Ford sent cars that way

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    • 25/Feb/2022 18:53:45

    the vinyl seat covers the vinyl seat covers !! on summer days , I do not have good memories of the Anglia

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 08/Mar/2022 09:00:19

    fantastic shot