R8739 : Freight train at Kyle level crossing

taken 30 years ago, near to Limerick Junction and Monard, Tipperary, Ireland

Freight train at Kyle level crossing
Freight train at Kyle level crossing
A CIE 001 class locomotive works a Shelton Abbey (Arklow) - Marino Point (Cork) anhydrous ammonia train towards Kyle level crossing north of Limerick Junction. This regular freight flow ended in the early years of the 21st Century when Irish Fertiliser Industries went out of business.
The ammonia trains of CIE and Irish Rail
Irish Fertiliser Industries Limited (a state-owned company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland) operated two factories. One at Belfast harbour and one at Shelton Abbey near Arklow. Both used ammonia produced at Marino Point near Cork. The liquid gas was conveyed to Belfast by ship. Shelton was served by rail. Both factories closed, amid much controversy and media comment, in 2002.
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R8739   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 1988   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Railway freight train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 8710 3973 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.5536N 8:11.4432W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 8710 3973
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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