N7995 : Gypsum train near Kingscourt

taken 47 years ago, near to Kingscourt, Co Cavan, Ireland

Gypsum train near Kingscourt
Gypsum train near Kingscourt
A laden gypsum train, from Kingscourt, approaching the level crossing to the south of the old station. It was closed to passengers but was still used to load gypsum from the mine in the background. The signal (top left) was a fixed-at-caution distant protecting Enniskean gates (the next level crossing on the line).
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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N7995, 9 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 12 July, 1976   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010
Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 797 956 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.2266N 6:47.2533W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 797 955
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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