Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Built in 1948 in Dundalk and taken out of service by 1965 apparently...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Looks like the two photos were taken in the same place
24 April 1961 was a Monday. Three years later in June 1964 https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7412731914/
The smoke deflectors are very low down. I wonder how well they worked?
The modern electrical pylons on the left offer a great contrast to the locomotive. Ireland in transition.
Building up a head of steam. Days of our youth.
Huffin' and Puffin' in 1962
The turntable at Conniberry Junction on the Geohive 25" map.
Why was O'Dea here in 1961? The line North goes only as far as Mountmellick: Passenger and goods services ceased in 1947, but the line remained open for sugar beet and specials until January 1963.
The next station to the South is Abbeyleix as below, and we learned that that section of line also closed in 1963.
Ex GNR loco, originally used on the Enterprise (Belfast/Dublin) service. Passed into CIE ownership in 1958 following GNR's closure. Translink reused this number for one of their current Enterprise locos.
I am so tempted by the thought there is a Drumm Battery Carriage (C/D) not (A/B) in the background converted to loco haulage .....