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Irish Railways Past and Present: Volume 1
Past and Present

Irish Railways Past and Present: Volume 1

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Those familiar with the 'British Railways Past and Present' series will be pleased to learn that Ireland is now enjoying the same treatment, in this first collection of views of the distinctive railways of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. As always, it features photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today.

While the current pace of change on the railways of the mainland is dramatic, it has been perhaps even more so in Ireland. Many rural lines and the remote narrow-gauge outposts of the Far West have disappeared for ever, but electrification in the Belfast and Dublin areas is breathing new life into suburban commuter and inter-city routes. But whatever the change, the comparison of `past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history

Michael Baker has gathered more than 260 photographs in black & white and colour featuring

  • The Dublin & South Eastern route to Rosslare
  • Great Southern & Western main lines to Waterford and Cork
  • South West Ireland: Bantry, Tralce and Listowel 
  • To the Far West: Midland Great Western to Galway, Achill and Sligo
  • Donegal and its narrow-gauge lines
  • Railways of Ulster: Derry, Antrim, Lame and Belfast

Softback, 144 pages, over 260 black & white and colour photographs

Condition: Good/Very Good with some sunfading to spine

ISBN: 9781858950464

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