N8767 : Steam crane, Navan station

taken 47 years ago, near to Navan, Co Meath, Ireland

Steam crane, Navan station
Steam crane, Navan station
The CIE 35 ton steam crane (made by Cowans Sheldon) at work in Navan station. This was during relaying to accommodate the running of trains to the Tara mines N8468 : Railway, Tara Mines near Navan and N8568 : Hoist at Tara Mines. This link is to other products from the same factory LinkExternal link.
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
Sunday, 12 September, 1976   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 871 674 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.9581N 6:41.0047W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 871 674
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Navan  Railway  Railway Maintenance Vehicle  Crane  Steam Crane  Cowans Sheldon  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 

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