IRISH STATIONS

Dromod

 

Brian Haworth

Updated: 19/01/2015

 

 

 

 

DROMOD RAILWAY STATION

 

Dromod Railway Station in County Leitrim

is situated 87miles 25 chains from Dublin on the Dublin / Sligo route.

 

Built by the Midland Great Western Railway

the station opened on the 3 December 1862.

 

The Cavan and Leitrim Narrow Gauge Railway also had a station here,

still in existence,

which was adjacent to the main station.

 

The narrow gauge line opened on the 24 October 1887

and closed on the 1 April 1959.

 

The current attractive, staffed-station has a good size car park,

and a manned ticket office.

 

The large goods shed still stands in the old station yard

in spite of freight traffic having withdrawn

on 3 November 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main station building and ticket office

at Dromod Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple but attractive flower display

and running-in board

at Dromod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The narrow-gauge Cavan and Leitrim

brick-built station building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 29000, 29108, departs from Dromod

with the 12:59 service to Sligo ( 14:10 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General view of Dromod Station

looking towards Sligo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 29000 unit moves onto the single line section

as it leaves Dromod, bound for Sligo.

 

The branch to the right originally served as the coal transfer line.

Coal was brought from the Arigna coal fields by narrow gauge

 

and then transferred to standard gauge wagons at Dromod.

 

The branch is now used as a ballast siding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The impressive Midland Great Western Goods Warehouse

with typical red-arched brickwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End-on view of the Goods Shed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section of out-of-use Old Platform

 

adjacent to the Goods Shed

at Dromod.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General view of Dromod Station

taken from the adjacent road bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 22000, 22304,

rolls into Dromod

 

to form the 16:01 service to Dublin ( 18:00 ) from Sligo ( 15:00 )

 
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