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IRISH STATIONS

Ballinasloe

 

Brian Haworth

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Updated: 18/01/2015

 

 

BALLINASLOE RAILWAY STATION

 

Ballinasloe station in County Galway was opened

by the Midland Great Western Railway on the 1 August 1851,

and was part of the route from Mullingar to Galway.

 

Unfortunately, the line fron Mullingar to Athlone closed a number of years ago

so the station is served by trains running between Athlone and Galway.

The attractive neo gothic station building, constructed of local limestone,

is typical of mid 19 th century rural Midland Great Western station architecture.

 

The chimney stacks are brilliant!

The two-platformed manned station

has a ticket office, good car parking facilities,

a waiting area and wheel chair accessible platforms.

 

The tall, mothballed signal box, situated next to the road crossing gates,

is a very attractive structure,

 

and, when viewed from the footbridge,

the old crossing gate wheel can still be seen in the signal box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 220, 22202,

stands at Ballinasloe Station

 

with the 11:44 service from Galway ( 11:05 ) to Dublin Heuston ( 13:40 ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The attractive Main Station Entrance

at Ballinasloe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 220, 22202, stands at Ballinasloe station

 

with the 11:44 service from Galway ( 11:05 )

to Dublin Heuston ( 13:40 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of 220, 22202, taken from Station Footbridge.

 

The Station Chimneys really stand out in this photograph.

 

The Old Goods Shed can be seen on the left

at the end of the platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General view of Ballinasloe Station

taken from the road-crossing

 

looking towards Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The out-of-use signal box at Ballinasloe.

 

With remote-operated crossing gate, the tall brick-based box,

numbered XG125, is redundant,

 

but still retains its frame and other associated kit,

including the old manual wheel

for gate operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the station footbridge

through the Signal Box window.

 

Of note is the lever frame, pot-bellied stove

and old manual-crossing gate wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 220 unit departs

heading for Dublin Heuston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballinasloe Main Station Exit

 

 

 

 

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