O0974 : Oil tank train, Drogheda

taken 45 years ago, near to Drogheda, Moneymore and Newtown, Louth, Ireland

Oil tank train, Drogheda
Oil tank train, Drogheda
A train of empty oil tanks, from the Platin cement factory (served by a short branch off the Navan/Kingscourt line) awaits departure from Drogheda, for Dublin.
The Drogheda - Navan - Kingscourt railway

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)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Category
Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 098 747 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.6777N 6:20.1871W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 099 747
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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