Published by Stenlake in 2005, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4344P2)
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Dublin was an early target for railway development; in fact it boasted the world's second passenger railway (and the first to serve a capital city) which opened in 1834 between Dublin and Kingstown. This was swiftly followed by railway expansion throughout Ireland, and in the south east it was the Dublin & South Eastern and the Great Southern & Western Railways that dominated.
By 1925 they had amalgamated to become Great Southern Railways, but soon after there followed a period of fluctuating fortunes due to war and fuel shortages. In the 1950s competition from road transport led to drastic cost-cutting measures, but unlike the railways in Britain, the region has enjoyed a revival since the 1980s with line electrifications and development of a modern tramway within the capital; as at date of publication there is now even an underground system being considered for the city.
The whole history of the region's railways is told here in detail accompanied by a collection of 52 photographs. Locations featured include stations at Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare, Shankhill, Templeogue, the Guinness Brewery, Broadstone, Dublin Harcourt Street, Terenure, Embankment, Blessington, Poulaphouca, Sutton, Hill of Howth, Liffey Junction, Carbury, Edenderry, Tullow, Abbeyleix, Kilkenny, Mountmellick, Woodenbridge Junction, Shillelagh, Goresbridge, Borris, Ballywilliam, Palace East, Macmine Junction, Rathgarogue, Glenmore, Kilmeadan, Durrow, Dungarvan, Ballyduff, Waterford Manor, Waterford, Tramore, and Avoca.
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