The Collooney to Limerick Railway Line The Burma Road :: Shared Description

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 Freight services were withdrawn between Collooney Junction and Claremorris on 3 November 1975 and between Claremorris and Ennis on 11 November 2002.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.
by The Carlisle Kid
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G6225 : Waterford Limerick & Western Railway by Richard Webb
M5028 : The Asahi liner train (10 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M4512 : Special train at Ardrahan by The Carlisle Kid
G6325 : Waterford Limerick & Western Railway by Richard Webb
M3374 : The Asahi liner train (4 of 11) by Albert Bridge
R3574 : Clarecastle station by The Carlisle Kid
M4501 : Special train leaving Gort by The Carlisle Kid
M4351 : The Asahi liner train (9 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M3799 : Freight trains meet at Swinford by The Carlisle Kid
M3489 : Sligo bound freight at Kiltimagh by The Carlisle Kid
G4701 : Freight train at Charlestown by The Carlisle Kid
M3374 : Passenger train leaving Claremorris by The Carlisle Kid
M3490 : Freight train approaching Kiltimagh by The Carlisle Kid
G4702 : Train entering Charlestown station by The Carlisle Kid
M3489 : Freight train departing Kiltimagh by The Carlisle Kid
R3476 : Special train at Ennis by The Carlisle Kid
M4742 : Train passing Ballyglunin station by The Carlisle Kid
G6425 : Waterford Limerick & Western Railway by Richard Webb
M4742 : Ballyglunin signal cabin by The Carlisle Kid
M5028 : Burma Road passenger trains at Athenry by The Carlisle Kid
M4450 : Freight train leaving Tuam by The Carlisle Kid
M3799 : Swinford railway station by The Carlisle Kid
M3488 : Kiltimagh railway station by The Carlisle Kid
M3799 : Freight train at Swinford by The Carlisle Kid
R3477 : Diesel locomotive passing Ennis north signal cabin by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Thu, 6 Sep 2012, Updated: Thu, 6 Sep 2012

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