N8478 : Gypsum train at Knightstown

taken 43 years ago, near to Wilkinstown, Meath, Ireland

Gypsum train at Knightstown
Gypsum train at Knightstown
The Kingscourt Drogheda goods, hauled by 027, approaching Knightstown level crossing where the guard would open the gates. The train is composed of covered wagons rather than the usual open or hoppers. The gypsum might have been bagged for wholesale distribution rather than in bulk for the cement factory near Limerick..
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
Thursday, 12 June, 1975   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 July, 2012
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 848 784 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.9407N 6:42.8551W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 848 784
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Navan  Kingscourt (Co Cavan)  Railway  Train  Freight Train  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 

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