The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in colour
Colourpoint Books Colourpoint House, Jubilee Business Park, 21 Jubilee Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23
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* Author - Norman Johnston
Following on from Colourpoint's earlier publications on The Irish Narrow Gauge in Colour and their two publications on the CDJRC, Norman Johnston turns his
attention to the GNR(I).
The full gambit of GNR(I) operations is covered (including the Hill of Howth Tramway and Dick at Fintona). A significant number of the photos (all in colour) are of or
contain material of built heritage interest. Sadly, these indicate what those of my generation (born in the 1970's) have long suspected, that the rot had set in on Irish
railways long before the closures took place. The obvious deterioration in maintenance can be seen in most of these photos.
Interesting images in the book include Keady Tunnel before Ulsterbus converted it to a garage and the coaling stage at Adelaide. Line diagrams of key stations are
The only mistake I noticed was refering to the station building at Adavoyle on the Dundalk - Newry section as the signal cabin (the interesting point about Adadvoyle is
that the signal 'cabin' was located in the first floor bay windowed room of the station building). As a minor point, it is trivial and Colourpoint have delivered another
quality publication on the railways of Ireland.
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