The Cork Cobh, Cobh Junction Youghal and Cork City railways :: Shared Description

The railway line from Cork to the port of Cobh was opened by the Cork & Youghal Railway between 1859 and 1862. Originally operating from a station at Summerhill directly above the Great Southern & Western railway station on Glanmire Road, Summerhill closed and services moved to the GS&WR station in 1893. Operated now by Iarnród Éireann (IÉ), this line is still open for passenger trains.
The railway from Cobh Junction (renamed Glounthaune in 1994) to Youghal opened to Midleton in 1859 and from Midleton to Youghal in 1860. This line closed to regular passenger traffic in 1963 and to all services on 2 June 1988. However, IÉ reopened the line from Glounthaune to Midleton in 2009, although there are currently no plans to revive the section from Midleton to Youghal.
Linking the GS&WR station at Glanmire Road with the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway at Albert Quay, the Cork City Railway opened in 1912. While the CB&SCR closed in 1961, the Albert Quay site was retained for freight traffic. Running in the middle of some main roads and crossing the River Lee twice, the Cork City line occasionally caused traffic chaos. It closed in 1976 following completion of new freight yards at North Esk on the Cork Cobh line and virtually no trace remains.
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W7966 : Train leaving Cobh station - 1 by The Carlisle Kid
W6872 : Cork City railway 1974 - 2 by The Carlisle Kid
W7768 : Train at Carrigaloe - 2 by The Carlisle Kid
W7773 : Cobh Junction (Glounthaune) station - 1 by The Carlisle Kid
W6771 : Cork City railway 1975 - 4 by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Clontarf Bridge - 1989 by The Carlisle Kid
W6872 : Cork (Kent) station 1971 - 1 by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Cork Albert Quay goods yard - 1975 by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Albert Quay station building by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Cork City railway 1975 - 8 by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Cork City railway 1975 - 7 by The Carlisle Kid
W7966 : Train entering Cobh station - 2 by The Carlisle Kid
W7773 : Cobh Junction (Glounthaune) station - 3 by The Carlisle Kid
W6871 : Cork City railway 1975 - 5 by The Carlisle Kid
W8774 : CIE dining car staff by The Carlisle Kid
W7766 : Train approaching Rushbrook station - 1 by The Carlisle Kid
W6872 : Site of Summerhill station - Cork by The Carlisle Kid
W8774 : Freight train approaching Midleton by The Carlisle Kid
W7866 : Train approaching Cobh by The Carlisle Kid
W7768 : Train at Carrigaloe - 1 by The Carlisle Kid
X0975 : Special train approaching Youghal by The Carlisle Kid
W7773 : Cobh Junction (Glounthaune) station - 2 by The Carlisle Kid
W6872 : Cork City railway 1975 - 3 by The Carlisle Kid
W9775 : Train approaching Killeagh by The Carlisle Kid
W6872 : Cork City railway 1975 - 1 by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Sat, 29 Sep 2012, Updated: Sat, 29 Sep 2012

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