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Hi, Id like to create a model of the old station in Youghal Co.Cork, the station has been unused for quite a while now.

The problem is I'm finding it difficult to get old pictures, plans etc to give me a better idea of the way the station was layed out..

Any help would be much appreciated.

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What's the history of the excursion platforms at Youghal? A search online has revealed the following photos:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=youghal+railway+station&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj8uGC_PPTAhVWF8AKHV56DS0Q_AUIDCgD&biw=1337&bih=1240#imgdii=J7Dx0P4kJzgOfM:&imgrc=3Y7J4pwuUePYoM:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=youghal+railway+station&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj8uGC_PPTAhVWF8AKHV56DS0Q_AUIDCgD&biw=1337&bih=1240#imgdii=TdDzQIaF6VjQTM:&imgrc=6nxVcRHUtv4ZJM:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=1962+storm+damage+at+youghal&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjig6Omm6vUAhWiKMAKHWpDAVcQ_AUICygC&biw=1337&bih=1240#imgrc=zSlwGYah23jh6M:

From these it would seem that they were constructed in the second decade of the 20th century and lasted until the storm damage in 1962 was repaired when the seaward side was removed. By then, though, I would have imagined that the traffic had declined to a level where the main platform plus the remaining excursion platform were sufficient, or as the latter just used as a siding?

 

Stephen

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From these it would seem that they were constructed in the second decade of the 20th century and lasted until the storm damage in 1962 was repaired when the seaward side was removed. By then, though, I would have imagined that the traffic had declined to a level where the main platform plus the remaining excursion platform were sufficient, or as the latter just used as a siding?

The sole remaining excursion platform at the station was still in use in the mid-1970s for Summer excursion passenger traffic, but these workings ceased circa 1980, leaving the main station platform to handle the few remaining passenger specials such as GAA/Knock pilgrimage trains, with most likely the excursion platform no longer used.

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Thanks for those bits of information. Does anyone know where I might obtain a drawing of the station building - almost all of the photos I have come across are not clear enough to count bricks and so produce a drawing that way.

Many thanks.

 

Stephen

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I meant to include this photo showing the station before the major reconstruction work for. The excursion platforms http://kieranmccarthy.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/852b.-Youghal-beach-and-Railway-Station-c.1910.jpg

 

Stephen

 

Wagons all old style - this photo is probably pre-1910.

 

The last time I went in there by train, the main platform was the only one in use. It was a record society excursion about 1975/6/7 - would have to look up date.

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I meant to include this photo showing the station before the major reconstruction work for. The excursion platforms http://kieranmccarthy.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/852b.-Youghal-beach-and-Railway-Station-c.1910.jpg

 

Stephen

 

Hi StevieB

 

This photo would give you the rule of thumb to work the rest out;-

 

http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Railway%20Stations%20Q-U-V-Y/Youghal/IrishRailwayStations.html#Youghal_20050819_005_CC_JA.jpg

 

While on the subject of bricks- one of the main uses for the railway originally was to transport the Youghal Bricks from the brick works to Cork city and beyond?

 

Eoin

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I meant to include this photo showing the station before the major reconstruction work for. The excursion platforms http://kieranmccarthy.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/852b.-Youghal-beach-and-Railway-Station-c.1910.jpg

Stephen

That is an excellent picture, I note too the familiar signal cabin at the end of the platform had yet to make an appearance.

These 8mm stills by the late Joe St Leger give a flavour of the 1970s period of excursion traffic, including a MkII AC set at the excursion platform.

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Thanks Eoin, to my regret I never took a decent side profile picture of the building.:o

This semi-high res version of the other picture I hope shows the bricks in more detail.

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... and here is the front from Google Maps, this gives you the fenestration to work up the front elevation after you have counted the bricks to do the rear!, interesting to see they plastered the front, I'd say the sea salt was wrecking the brick?

 

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