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 Freight services were withdrawn between Collooney Junction and Claremorris on 3 November 1975 and between Claremorris and Ennis on 11 November 2002.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.
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R3574 : Special train at Clarecastle by The Carlisle Kid
M3669 : Steam train at Ballindine station by The Carlisle Kid
G5110 : Steam train at Rathscanlan by The Carlisle Kid
M3378 : Steam train north of Claremorris by The Carlisle Kid
M4351 : Freight train approaching Tuam by The Carlisle Kid
M4351 : Special train leaving Tuam by The Carlisle Kid
G6727 : Train at Collooney Junction by The Carlisle Kid
M4742 : Ballyglunin railway station by The Carlisle Kid
M4927 : Special train at Athenry by The Carlisle Kid
G5111 : Freight train at Tubbercurry by The Carlisle Kid
G5419 : Carrowmore railway station by The Carlisle Kid
M3699 : Freight train at Lisheenabrone by The Carlisle Kid
R4094 : Tubber railway station by The Carlisle Kid
M3799 : Limerick bound freight in Swinford by The Carlisle Kid
M4501 : Southbound train in Gort station by The Carlisle Kid
R3476 : Train in Ennis station by The Carlisle Kid
M5129 : Train approaching Athenry by The Carlisle Kid
G4702 : Charlestown station by The Carlisle Kid
M4741 : Freight train near Ballyglunin by The Carlisle Kid
M4501 : The Asahi liner train (11 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M3374 : Special train at Claremorris by The Carlisle Kid
M3864 : The Asahi liner train (8 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M3672 : The Asahi liner train (6 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M3670 : The Asahi liner train (7 of 11) by Albert Bridge
M3799 : Goods train, Swinford (September 1975) by Albert Bridge

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

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