N8481 : Gypsum train, Castletown near Nobber

taken 41 years ago, near to Cross Guns, Meath, Ireland

Gypsum train, Castletown near Nobber
Gypsum train, Castletown near Nobber
Locomotive no 033 hauling a Kingscourt Drogheda gypsum train, composed of open wagons and brake van, stopped on the Kingscourt side of Castletown Lower level crossing. The guard is leaving the cab to open the gates. From memory the level crossings on minor roads were unattended.
The Drogheda - Navan - Kingscourt railway :: O0974
Opened, in sections, by four railway companies between 1850 and 1875. Drogheda Navan closed to passengers in 1958, Navan Kingscourt in 1947. There are two short branches to Platin cement factory at Drogheda and the Tara mines at Navan. The Navan Kingscourt section handled gypsum trains until 2001. The line still serves the Tara mines.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 July, 1976   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 844 812 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.4597N 6:43.2364W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 844 812
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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