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The still-complete, original and unaltered subway must be unique in Ireland's disused station network now.

 

Any others, apart from (filled-in??) Ballymartle, Co Cork?

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Oh man oh man, that is just lovely. Passionately restored alright.

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The still-complete, original and unaltered subway must be unique in Ireland's disused station network now.

 

Any others, apart from (filled-in??) Ballymartle, Co Cork?

 

Carrigaline, presumably also filled in but still down there?

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Excluding the railway theme they are a beautiful set of homes. The missus even said she'd have no problem with us upping sticks and moving.

 

Rich,

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Charm oozing potential. Exterior and grounds looks like it hasn't been properly maintained for years. Some fun heating that gallery with all that glass. Wonder if stone floors were lifted and insulated. Shame the old signal left to rot.

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Tynan, Co Armagh, and nearby Glaslough remain untouched since 30.9.57, though the latter is currently being restored.

 

Tynan still has original paintwork.

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Amazing, what a B&B it would make! The signals are brilliant, how has it all survived for so long?

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B&B? - a perfect ancestral home with room for we oldies, the boys plus their families, each in their own demesne!!

 

Pity I'd have to murder the Boss, as she'd never move to Ireland!

 

No good having a LGB garden railway - only a 12 inches to the fut job would do - maybe the RPSI could loan the buyer a 101 Class?

 

No - thinking out of the box - if you could afford that place, you could probably afford to have a replica BCDR tank built and a train of their six wheelers.

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"Overlooking it all is the signal cabin, the last one standing belonging to the old railway line...."

 

Nope - Ballynoe (just about), Killough and Tullymurry BCDR cabins still remain. The signal on the platform is an ex-NCC somersault, brought to the station by the long-time owner Mr. James Black who was an NCC employee, originally from Castledawson I think. I visited him and and his wife at Saintfield on many occasions.

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Is it a somersault? I thought it was an ordinary one..... but BCDR original and original location it isn't!

 

Yes, the other two cabins seem to have been overlooked! I suppose, if they mean still with levers, that might be the basis of their claim....

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I thought it was the practice to strip a closed station of anything that could possibly be re-used or sold, esp. signalling gear, apart from a few anomalies, i.e. 'mothballed' lines or places still in railway ownership?

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