R3477 : Diesel locomotive passing Ennis north signal cabin

near to Ennis, Claureen Bridge and Drehidnagower Bridge, Clare, Ireland

Diesel locomotive passing Ennis north signal cabin
Diesel locomotive passing Ennis north signal cabin
Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co in 1956-57, CIE's B101 class diesel locomotives were rare beasts by 1971. Passing the now long demolished Ennis north signal cabin, B105 was on some now forgotten journey. This locomotive was scrapped in March 1987.
The Collooney to Limerick Railway Line – The Burma Road :: G5419
Covering some 139 miles in remote western Ireland, the first section of the Burma Road opened between Limerick and Ennis in 1859. It reached Athenry in 1869, where it joined the Athenry & Tuam Railway (opened 1860), extended to Claremorris in 1894 and Collooney Junction (with running powers to Sligo) in 1895. Coming under the control of the Waterford Limerick & Western Railway, the line was absorbed into the Great Southern & Western Railway in 1901 and became part of the Great Southern Railways in 1924, with ownership transferring to Cόras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) in 1945. Known as the Burma Road due to the high number of level crossings, passenger services ceased between Collooney and Claremorris in 1963 and between Claremorris and Ennis in 1976, although passengers returned to Ennis – Athenry on 29 March 2010. Freight services were withdrawn between Collooney Junction and Claremorris on 3 November 1975 and between Claremorris and Ennis on 11 November 2002. Although there is pressure to reopen the line between Athenry and Collooney, this quintessential Irish branch line will continue to slumber in the current economic climate.
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1971
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Geograph (Third Visitor for R3477)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 May, 1971   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 343 770 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.4332N 8:58.5251W
Photographer Location
Irish: geotagged! R 343 770
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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