S1157 : Thurles sugar beet factory (1981)

taken 40 years ago, near to Sheskin and Durlas, Tipperary, Ireland

Thurles sugar beet factory (1981)
Thurles sugar beet factory (1981)
To the best of my knowledge the sugar beet factory (operated by a State-owned company Comhlucht Suicre Eireann/The Irish Sugar Company (later privatised)) opened in the 1920s and closed in 1989. On the southern side of Thurles station, beside the Dublin Cork line, sugar beet was delivered by rail to an extensive yard. Part of the crop, awaiting processing, can be seen at middle right.
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.

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Date Taken
Friday, 4 December, 1981   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 115 576 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.1903N 7:49.7735W
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Irish: geotagged! S 113 577
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Thurles  Factory  Sugar Beet  Railway Sidings  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 

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