Lost Lines Ireland
Ian Allan Publishing Terminal House, Station Approach, Shepperton, Surrey, TW17 8AS, UNITED KINGDOM
* Author - Nigel Welbourn
Lost Lines - Ireland is a concise history of the railway systems of the island of Ireland.
The book is well illustrated with maps (both route maps and OS maps of selected areas) and photographs, with a reasonable amount of items of IH interest featuring.
The author has done well in intertwining amusing anecdotes in amongst the hard facts, making for an enjoyable read.
Some issues I noted were that Cork technically had 6 terminal stations (counting Summerhill), not 5, on page 34, the map brands Dungloe Road station as
"Loughmeela" and optimistically references a heritage centre at Cashelnagore. Page 38 states, incorrectly, that the passenger buildings at Burtonport survive. In
addition, falling into the regular British fault of referring to "Eire" and the "British Isles" does the author no favours.
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