Irish railways in the 1990's by Dave Sallery


'A' Class No. 011 crosses over the Liffey and approaches Tara St. station, Dublin, 6 July 1994.  The train was the daily ammonia working from Cork to Arklow.

This website features photos taken in the 1990's of trains on the Irish 5' 3" gauge network.  All the photos were taken on day trips from Holyhead to Dublin port or Dun Laoghaire.  Away from the Dublin area, termini visited were Rosslare, Waterford, Galway, Ballina, Sligo and Belfast.  Modernisation has since caught up with the Irish network in a big way.  All the smaller diesel classes have been withdrawn and only the 071's and 201's remain.  Virtually all the coaching stock depicted has also been withdrawn.  The 071's are generally confined to freight work while the 201's are now used on push pull expresses from Dublin to Cork and Belfast.   Services to Sligo, Westport, Waterford, Rosslare, Galway, Limerick and Tralee are now generally in the hands of new diesel railcars.  Several new lines have been opened and the Dublin DART electric network has been extended and received new trains.  Further information on today's network is on the Irish Rail website.  Dublin also has a new tram system, the LUAS.

Index of pages

Dublin Connolly page 1
Dublin Connolly page 2
Dublin Connolly page 3
Dublin Pearse and Tara Street
Dublin Heuston page 1
Dublin Heuston page 2
North of Dublin page 1
North of Dublin page 2
Northern Ireland Railways
The line to Rosslare page 1
The line to Rosslare page 2
The line to Rosslare page 3
Kildare and Waterford
Portarlington, Athlone, Galway 
Manulla Junction and Ballina
The Sligo line
Inchicore depot and works: page 1
Inchicore depot and works: page 2
Inchicore depot and works: page 3

080 on a Dublin to Galway working passes 183 on an engineer's train at Athlone, 29 May 1997.

Next page:  Dublin Connolly

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