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Famous (or infamous) Irish railway staff?

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Apart from the well-known CME's whose careers shuttled between England and Ireland.

To get the ball rolling...


Playwright Sean O'Casey, worked for a time with the GNRI as a clerk.

Writer Frank O'Connor, did a spell in Cork Goods I think.

William Hulme, formerly of the L&NWR, involved in the apprehension of William Smith O'Brien at Thurles. Accounts say he bought a public house with the proceeds of the reward and was his own best customer.

Former Taoseach Albert Reynolds.



Any more?

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There's always Gerry Corkery.



A bit of a Paul Daniels...he can turn a herd of cows into a field.


Another couple of less well known individuals,


Charles Blacker Vignoles - early Irish born railway pioneer

R.L. Ross from Coleraine- inventor of the pop safety valve

Charles Yelverton O'Connor from Co Meath- engineer-in-chief and acting general manager of railways in Western Australia

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