STATION GATES SIGNAL BOX
One of the last, if not the last, manned signal /crossing box
between Mullingar and Sligo
was due to close during the later part of 2011.
During a visit there in August 2011, the new electric crossing gates were on site
with preparatory work on going prior to their installation.
There has been a signal box on this site since 1855
when the adjacent station was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway.
The station boasted a fine stone station building and large stone goods shed
of typical Midland Great Western design.
Situated 57 miles 37 chains from Dublin Broadstone,
the station closed in 1963.
The Signal Box lost its signal control during the route re-signalling scheme
but retained its manned status as the crossing gates were manually operated.
The main station buildings survive as a private house
and the old stone goods shed still stands, but without a roof.