N8576 : Gypsum train at Wilkinstown near Navan

taken 44 years ago, near to Wilkinstown, Meath, Ireland

Gypsum train at Wilkinstown near Navan
Gypsum train at Wilkinstown near Navan
A gypsum train, from Kingscourt, passing the site of the long-closed station at Wilkinstown N8576 : Level Crossing at Wilkinstown, Co. Meath north of Navan.
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, 17 June, 1976   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010
Category
Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 850 769 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.1140N 6:42.6803W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 850 769
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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