Mullingar – Athlone (Archive Photo-feature)


Compiled by Ciarán Cooney, Hon Photographic Archivist of the Irish Railway Record Society’s library and archives at Heuston Station, Dublin. The 40km stretch of disused railway line between the towns of Mullingar and Athlone, formerly

Photographic Archive – New Collections


A significant quantity of digitsed photographs from the IRRS Archive has been prepared for members’ accessibility via the Society’s Flickr photostream. (updated August 2020) There are now over 3,200 images uploaded. This material represents some of

“Burma Road” Claremorris-Sligo (Archive Photo-feature)


May 1976 saw the last ‘train’ (the weed-sprayer) to operate over the whole line, which was followed by an inspectior-car trip in 1981. In 1988, a special train operated on the southern section from Claremorris