T3195 : Ammonia train, Wicklow Jct

taken 25 years ago, near to Cill Mhantain and Rath Naoi, Wicklow, Ireland

Ammonia train, Wicklow Jct
Ammonia train, Wicklow Jct
See T3094 : Ammonia train, Wicklow. A train of laden ammonia tanks R8739 : Freight train at Kyle level crossing and O2816 : Railway near Bray Head, running from Marino Point (near Cork) W7773 : Cobh Jct station to Shelton Abbey (near Arklow) passing the site of the former Wicklow Jct T3195 : Railcar at Wicklow Junction. There was a short branch to a goods station known as Wicklow Murrough. The branch opened in 1855 and closed in 1976. During the period 1969/76 it was used as a passenger station for one daily peak train to/from Dublin. The junction remained in place until 1987.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 May, 1993   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! T 311 950 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.4432N 6:2.8862W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! T 311 950
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Wicklow (Town)  Railway  Freight Train  Train  Irish Rail 

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