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Over twenty going Ballybrophy to Nenagh and back? That in itself is interesting, as I assume that the few that DO use the woeful service on the branch were probably mostly going to Limerick.

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Over twenty going Ballybrophy to Nenagh and back? That in itself is interesting, as I assume that the few that DO use the woeful service on the branch were probably mostly going to Limerick.

 

I wonder? It might be preferable, if going all the way to Limerick, to aim for a train, or trains, via Limerick Junction - if the timing still fits with your journey plans.

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I wonder? It might be preferable, if going all the way to Limerick, to aim for a train, or trains, via Limerick Junction - if the timing still fits with your journey plans.

 

 

True, indeed.... maybe originating from the likes of Nenagh it's more towards Limerick....

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Over twenty going Ballybrophy to Nenagh and back? That in itself is interesting, as I assume that the few that DO use the woeful service on the branch were probably mostly going to Limerick.

 

JB this is quite correct I used the train quite a lot in 2014 and 2015.

 

Majority of passengers go as far as Nenagh...very few after...which is why I think it was ridiculous investing in the Nenagh - Limerick section with a vastly improved motorway being built adjacent. If the line was terminated at Nenagh the same rolling stock could be used to double the frequency on the Nenagh - Ballybrophy section at more suitable times for passengers, this has been indicated in the Aecom Report published relatively recently within the past few years.

 

Also when on the train I know of a handful of people that DROVE to Ballybrophy from Nenagh to commute!!!! They always got the 18:00 back to Ballybrophy to collect their cars

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The branch siding has been fenced off properly.

 

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Some interesting trolleys for those keen on the yellow stuff.

 

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And a selection of machinery.

 

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The footbridge has roller-shutter doors now.

 

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The water tower still survives.

 

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A newish van was in evidence.

 

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4 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Yes, it's one of Jimmy O'Dea's. A fascinating collection to go through, but a pity he never did any colour photography.

Indeed - quite a few things that I've never seen before, from when Ballybrophy was the centre of the Universe.

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