IRISH STATIONS

Boyle

by

Brian Haworth

Updated: 15/01/2015

 

BOYLE RAILWAY STATION

 

Boyle station situated on the Mullingar / Sligo line

was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway

on the 3rd December 1862.

 

Most of the original building is still in place

including the ticket office and waiting room.

 

The Station Signal Box still stands out-of-use

adjacent to the stone water tank base.

 

The original cast-iron footbridge is also still in place

with the makers name of E Manisty & Co Dundalk

being clearly visible.

 

The station closed to freight on the 6th September 1976.

 

 

 

 

View of Boyle Station

with the 13-33 service to Dublin ready to depart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boyle Signal Box

taken from carriage.

 

 

 

IRISH STATIONS

Collooney

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

COLLOONEY RAILWAY STATION

 

The small town of Collooney was quite remarkable

as it once boasted three railway stations.

 

The Midland Great Western

the Sligo Leitrim and North Counties Railway

and the Great South Western Railway

all had stations in the town.

 

 

Only the Midland Great Western station,

which opened on the 3rd December1862, survives.

 

The SLNC opened on the 1st September 1881

closing on the 1st October 1957

 

and the GSW opened on 1st October 1895

and closed on the 3rd November 1975.

 

The picture below

shows the main station building

and the substantial stone goods shed in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRADSHAW TIMETABLES for RAIL SERVICESxx via COLLOONEY

and others

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IRISH STATIONS

Ballymote

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

BALLYMOTE RAILWAY STATION

 

Ballymote Station was opened

by the Midland and Great Western Railway

on the 3rd December 1862.

 

and is located on the Mullingar - Sligo route.

 

 

 

 

 

View of Ballymote down platform

 

looking towards Main Station Buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old MGR Water Tower at the Sligo end of the station

 

has almost disappeared under ivy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden Waiting Room

 

now out-of-use.

 

BRADSHAW TIMETABLES for RAIL SERVICESxx via COLLOONEY, BALLYMOTE

and others

1910
 
1938
 
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1938
 
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1938
 

 

 

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