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Photos Southern Trail 1991


The view from the Station Road bridge with the line to Tralee on the left and to Limerick on the right

Newcastle West was an intermediate station on the railway between Limerick and Tralee. The line from the Limerick direction opened in 1867 and from Newcastle West to Tralee in 1880. Through trains had to reverse at the station which had been built as two stations side-by-side. The entire line closed to passengers in 1963. It remained open for goods traffic until 1975 when the service was withdrawn between Limerick and Listowel (over the Barnagh Bank). Listowel to Tralee closed in 1977/78. The photographs show the line at Newcastle West on 12 July 1976.

Joe Maher send in this photo of his father Billy Maher 1922/23 Kerry North Railway. Limerick and Fenit. (on right Kerry North)

Joe Maher found this photo on the net - Al Bridge of Fenit Station

Joe Maher send in this photo - Fenit Station Canteen/toilets taken by him about 1963 - his father on right

Cycle toure - Group of cyclists near Rathkeale July 1991

Group of walkers and cyclists near Rathkeale July 1991


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