O1176 : Steam train leaving Drogheda cement factory

taken 48 years ago, near to Newtown, Mornington, Townrath Bridge, Colp and Moneymore, Louth, Ireland

Steam train leaving Drogheda cement factory
Steam train leaving Drogheda cement factory
Situated north of the River Boyne, the Drogheda Cement Factory opened in 1938. Rail connected to the Dublin Belfast main line, it had no passenger service so the sight of preserved former Great Southern & Western Railway steam locomotive No. 186 on an enthusiast special was somewhat unusual. Despite the signal aspect, the train is heading towards the camera.
The branch closed in the 1970s, but was briefly revived for the 1990s Dublin Belfast line upgrade. Little trace now remains. After the passage of some 40 years, location is the best I can do.
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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O1176, 2 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 April, 1971   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 114 764 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.5412N 6:18.7076W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 114 764
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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