N0341 : Sugar beet train, Athlone

near to Athlone, Baile Atha Luain and Bellaugh, Westmeath, Ireland

Sugar beet train, Athlone
Sugar beet train, Athlone
CIE locomotive no 177 heads a Tuam Navan train of empty beet wagons across the Shannon Bridge. The bridge is 542ft long with an opening span. It opened to railway traffic in 1851. N0341 : The Shannon at Athlone (June 1981) shows the bridge in its setting across the River Shannon.
The Beet Campaign :: S6814

The Beet Campaign was the name given to the transfer of sugar beet, by rail, from the grower to the beet factory. It ran from October to January and involved the use of wagons normally kept in storage, often running in very long trains. South Wexford saw the most rail activity.
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1981
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 November, 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  City, Town centre  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 037 418 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.6399N 7:56.7047W
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Irish: geotagged! N 037 418
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