M3378 : Steam train north of Claremorris

taken 45 years ago, near to Ballynastangford, Ireland

Steam train north of Claremorris
Steam train north of Claremorris
Working the last steam train to cover the Burma Road from Collooney Junction to Claremorris, former Great Southern & Western Railway No. 186 approaches the level crossing at Aghareville, some 3 miles north of Claremorris.
The Collooney to Limerick Railway Line – The Burma Road :: G5419

Covering some 139 miles in remote western Ireland, the first section of the Burma Road opened between Limerick and Ennis in 1859. It reached Athenry in 1869, where it joined the Athenry & Tuam Railway (opened 1860), extended to Claremorris in 1894 and Collooney Junction (with running powers to Sligo) in 1895. Coming under the control of the Waterford Limerick & Western Railway, the line was absorbed into the Great Southern & Western Railway in 1901 and became part of the Great Southern Railways in 1924, with ownership transferring to Cόras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) in 1945. Known as the Burma Road due to the high number of level crossings, passenger services ceased between Collooney and Claremorris in 1963 and between Claremorris and Ennis in 1976, although passengers returned to Ennis – Athenry on 29 March 2010. Freight services were withdrawn between Collooney Junction and Claremorris on 3 November 1975 and between Claremorris and Ennis on 11 November 2002. Although there is pressure to reopen the line between Athenry and Collooney, this quintessential Irish branch line will continue to slumber in the current economic climate.

Trains of the RPSI :: J3474

Formed in 1964, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) is a registered charity which preserves steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
The purpose of this Shared Description is to provide a single reference point for photographs of RPSI trains. All queries regarding past or future RPSI operations should be directed to the RPSI through its web site: LinkExternal link

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M3378   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 June, 1975   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 September, 2012
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Sport, Leisure  Railways  People, Events  Heath, Scrub  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 335 784 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.1115N 9:0.4661W
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Irish: geotagged! M 335 784
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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