December 5, 1961

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    This is the train station at the gloriously named Horse and Jockey, Co. Tipperary. There's something a little bleak about this photo, perhaps the bare trees in the depths of winter... Anyway, this station was opened in 1880, but closed two years after this photo was taken.

    Date: 5 December 1961

    NLI Ref.: ODEA 29/19

    Abaraphobia, aoifejohanna, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Abaraphobia 41 months ago | reply

      An idyllic place!

    2. Keïteï 41 months ago | reply

      Lovely bit of history!

    3. swordscookie 41 months ago | reply

      That hair on the plate is likely to derail the train as it passes! Nice shot of the typical small railway station of that era. Those were some of the early diesel railcars in operation at that time. H&J is just a few miles from Thurles but I am sure they missed their train service all the same.

    4. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 41 months ago | reply

      But it is a great name, isn't it - Horse & Jockey, and An Marcach as gaeilge!

    5. highthorn(Nicky) 41 months ago | reply

      From the look of the station I'd say its a one Horse & Jockey kind of town ;)

    6. swordscookie 41 months ago | reply

      WaaaahWaaah, nice one Nicky!

    7. John Edward Ewing [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Nice Photo. Very nice Train & Station. They don't make them the way they used to - - -

    8. maorlando God kept us 2014 leaning on Him 2015 41 months ago | reply

      Wonderful B&W photo... shame it had to close!!!

    9. Ledervrouw13 41 months ago | reply

      A beautiful, atmospheric picture ! One can feel the cold winter wind (...).

    10. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 41 months ago | reply

      One certainly can! And unfortunately today, the whole of Ireland is being battered by a cold winter wind, and rain - just to add to the joy... :)

    11. Eiretrains 41 months ago | reply

      A lovely one that is, taken from the signal cabin. The diesel railcar is operating the twice daily Clonmel-Thurles service. That bridge in the background carried the old Dublin-Cork road. Although closed in 1963, the line remained open for goods until 1968, and then subsequently lifted in 1970/1.

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