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Rathdrum Station
County Wicklow
Latitude 52.930388 Longitude -6.2262198
Grid Reference T 19308795
Last Visit Date 11/09/2004


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Site Description

Approaching the station, the line runs through a rock cutting before crossing a five arch viaduct, after which the station is entered. There are both Up and Down platforms here, with the running line serving that on the Up side, on which is the station building and DW&WR style cabin, as well as the former railway hotel. The Down platform is served by a loop. The original footbridge at the station was provided by Messrs Courtney & Stephen at a cost of £48. It collapsed in an overcrowding incident in 1873. It's replacement of 1876 is still standing today. The goods store behind the Down platform is now privately owned. There is a water tower at the Rosslare end on the same side. Opposite, "Wood siding" diverges. From Rathdrum to Shelton Abbey, the line runs through the Vale of Avoca, one of the most scenically attractive sections of the line. The station features in the 1991 Irish short film Cáca Milis.

Photographs


Photo Gallery - Rathdrum Station
Google Street View - Rathdrum Station
Geograph.ie - Rathdrum Railway Station (Link checked 23122013)
Geograph.ie - Rathdrum Railway Station (Link checked 23122013)
Geograph.ie - Rathdrum Railway Station (Link checked 23122013)
Geograph.ie - Bridge north of Rathdrum Railway Station (Link checked 23122013)
Geograph.ie - Rathdrum Railway Station (Link checked 23122013)

Links


Books on the line - Rathdrum Station (Link checked 07032022)
Irish Rail Station Information - Rathdrum Station (Link checked 07032022)
Youtube - Cáca Milis (Link checked 07032022)

Chronological Details

Opened Closed Company Name Notes
18/07/1863 / /Open D&WR

Geographical Details

Section StartSection FinishDistanceMilepostMeasured from
Connolly Station Rosslare Europort 39.61 37.25 Harcourt Street Station

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