IRISH STATIONS

Clara

by

Brian Haworth

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Updated: 16/01/2015

 

CLARA RAILWAY STATION

 

Clara once boasted two stations.

 

The Midland Great Western station on the

Streamstown Branch opened on 1st April 1862 and closed in 1925 .

 

The branch remained in use for goods until full closure on 18 th March 1963

when a J15 Class 0-6-0 no 151 worked the last service.

 

The surviving Clara Station

built by the Great Western and Southern Railway

opened on 3 October 1859.

 

 

The stone-built station building remains in use

and houses a booking office and waiting room.

 

The water tower, which can be seen on the photographs,

was built in 1860.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Entrance Gates to Station and Station Car Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Station Booking Office and Waiting Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the platform towards the road bridge

(Note the Water Tower)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of the Station Building from the Platform

(Note the Watering Point)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of Platform Entrance Doors from the Booking Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Name Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Station View

(Note the Art Work on the fence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General station view from the road bridge

 

 

1938

1938

 

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