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David's photos were taken shortly after a set of new hand points were laid into place,

The points replaced a life expired set that were there since the yard was remodelled for the Asahi traffic in 1977, and had been electrically operated from the signal cabin until the introduction of the Mini CTC system in Mayo 2007,

The new points were built over a couple of weeks further up the yard,(where the red and white industrial building are)-and were lifted into place by the excavator in the photo along with another one.

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David's photos were taken shortly after a set of new hand points were laid into place,

The points replaced a life expired set that were there since the yard was remodelled for the Asahi traffic in 1977, and had been electrically operated from the signal cabin until the introduction of the Mini CTC system in Mayo 2007,

The new points were built over a couple of weeks further up the yard,(where the red and white industrial building are)-and were lifted into place by the excavator in the photo along with another one.

 

Are you from Ballina Noel?

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Just revisiting this thread in light of the news that the former Asahi Plant site is to be home to a new biomass power station. Can anyone clarify, was there a direct rail link to the plant or were the Asahi tanks forwarded on by road from Ballina?

It was forwarded by road to Killala from Ballina station. There's some pictures of the Asahi plant with its containers on the RTÉ Archives site.

https://stillslibrary.rte.ie/indexplus/image/2154/042.html

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