Lost Railways of Co. Dublin and the South East, by Stephen Johnson

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Lost Railways of Co. Dublin and the South East, by Stephen Johnson
Lost Railways of Co. Dublin and the South East, by Stephen Johnson

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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