N0441 : Athlone GS&WR station
near to Athlone, Baile Atha Luain and Bellaugh, Westmeath, Ireland
Athlone railway station
Athlone had two junctions. One on the eastern side of the Shannon where the Great Southern and Western (GS&WR) line from Portarlington (Dublin Kingsbridge – Cork line) met the Midland Great Western (MGWR) line from Broadstone (Dublin), via Mullingar and Moate. The other, on the western side of the Shannon, where the MGWR lines to Galway and Westport/Ballina diverge.
The GS&WR station on the eastern side opened in 1850 and closed in 1929 when all services transferred to the MGWR station on the western side. The building remained standing and in use as the goods office. With the reduction in service over the line from Mullingar (it closed in 1987) CIE renovated the GS&WR station which re-opened in 1985 concurrently with the closure of the old MGWR one.
- Grid Square
- N0441, 35 images (more nearby)
- Albert Bridge (find more nearby)
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- Date Taken
- Tuesday, 30 August, 1983 (more nearby)
- Sunday, 22 July, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
Irish: N 043 418 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.6073N 7:56.1451W
- Photographer Location
- Irish: N 043 418
- View Direction
- North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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