IRISH STATIONS

Tullamore

by

Brian Haworth

Updated: 16/01/2015

 

 

 

 

TULLAMORE RAILWAY STATION

 

Tullamore railway station opened on the 2nd October 1854

on the Great Southern and Western Portarlington branch to Athlone.

 

In the early 1970s, the Dublin /Galway services

were re-routed to run via the branch,

 

and to this end, major infrastructure works were carried out

to upgrade the branch.

 

At this time, an extra platform was introduced at the station

and the branch was resignalled.

 

The surviving railway buildings

contain a booking office and waiting room.

 

At the end of the platform

sits the out-of-use but preserved signal box

 

At the other end of the station, the old cement silo still stands,

also out-of-use, having last seen traffic in 2009,

 

located alongside the fertiliser store.

 

 

 

 

 

View of Tullamore Station frontage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of well-preserved Signal Box

located at the Dublin end of the platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform Water-Tower and Old Lamp Room

with agricultural-themed platform flower displays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General platform view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform view showing Cement Silo last used in 2009

and fertiliser store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 22310 in charge of the 11-05 service

from Galway to Dublin Heuston(13-40)

 

takes on passengers

prior to a 12-33 departure from Tullamore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW

General view of the station

taken from adjacent road bridge.

THEN

Photographer unknown

Old Postcard of Tullamore Station

 

almost viewed from the location of the previous photograph

1922

1938

 

 

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