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

“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

Paddy O’Brien Collection (IRRS Flickr Photo-stream)


The Society’s Flickr photo-stream has been augmented with 100+ archive photos for members showing Irish railways during the period 1960-1995, recorded by Paddy O’Brien. Above is one of Paddy’s pictures of a busy scene in