Brian Haworth

Updated: 18/01/2015







The station was opened on 3 December 1862

by the Midland Great Western Railway


and is situated 97 miles 62 chains from Dublin

and served by the Dublin / Sligo service.


The line was double-tracked

with a large goods shed and platform located signal box,


the goods shed still stands, in private ownership,

as does the de-commisioned signal box.


The track is now singled with just one platform serving the station.


The Midland Great Western Railway was the third largest system in Ireland

linking Dublin to Galway and Sligo.


It was formed in the 1840s, surviving until its amalgamation

with other railways in the South of Ireland

becoming part of the Great Southern Railway

at the grouping of Irish Railways in 1925.






Class 220 245 rolls into Carrick-on-Shannon station


heading the 09:05 departure from Dublin Connolly

i.e. 11:16 Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo (12:10 )












Class 220 245 is about to depart Carrick-on-Shannon

for Sligo


and contrasts well with the Old Signal Box.












The almost rustic waiting room

on the old Dublin platform


is an amazing survivor of MGW days.












The old Midland Great Western Signal Box

still stands on the old Dublin platform


in reasonable condition

but with the frame removed.













The station Pooley Parcels Scales

still in-situ on the platform


at Carrick-on-Shannon Station.












The rather austere and anonymous “outside view “

of the Main Station Building


at Carrick-on-Shannon












The old Midland and Great Western Goods Shed

at Carrick-on-Shannon


with typical MGW brick-lined window arches












Station Entrance

at Carrick-on-Shannon


The manned Booking Office is to the left of the entrance,


access being gained from the platform.












With stormy skies as a backdrop, a view of the disused platform


with both the Signal Box and the Waiting Room

framed by the attractive MGW Footbridge












Many of the stations in Ireland have colourful Station Gardens,

maintained by Station Staff


providing a colourful display for waiting passengers.












Three-car class 220, set 22 320, negotiates the tight curve

on the approach to Carrick-on-Shannon Station


with the 13:05 Dublin

i.e. 15:13 Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo (16:10).












View from the disused platform

as class 220 320 departs for Sligo.


Note the maintained white lines on disused platform edge












Close up of the MGR disused Signal Box

at Carrick-on-Shannon













The ornate ironwork on the MGW footbridge












General view of station looking towards Dublin












Signal Box and Waiting Shelter












Station resident Jackdaw

perched on original MGW lamp bracket.


The unattractive but servicable modern replacement lamp

rather spoils the picture !












Class 220 22 245 arrives at Carrick-on-Shannon


with the 15:00 service from Sligo

i.e. 15:46 Carrick-on-Shannon to Dublin (18-00)







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