The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in colour
|Publisher||Colourpoint Books, Colourpoint House, Jubilee Business Park, 21 Jubilee Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4YH|
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 (see photo) and the coaling stage at Adelaide. Line diagrams of key stations are also included.
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.
Days Hotel Belfast - located in a lovely area of Belfast where the Union Jack flies from every lamppost and the kerbstones are painted blue white and red.
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