N8767 : Beet train, Navan

taken 42 years ago, near to Navan, Co Meath, Ireland

Beet train, Navan
Beet train, Navan
South Wexford was the main centre for the growing of sugar beet but other counties produced the crop too. In this case locomotive no 034 is shunting loaded beet wagons, in the late-afternoon sun, at Navan before departing with a laden train for Tuam. The Google map and the satellite photograph do not coincide.
The Beet Campaign :: S6814

The Beet Campaign was the name given to the transfer of sugar beet, by rail, from the grower to the beet factory. It ran from October to January and involved the use of wagons normally kept in storage, often running in very long trains. South Wexford saw the most rail activity.

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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N8767, 26 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Thursday, 12 November, 1981   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 872 674 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.9943N 6:40.8675W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 872 674
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Navan  Train  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann)  Freight Train 

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