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Dunlavin Station

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Does anyone have any pictures of Dunlavin pre closure?

Some excellent photos on Eiretrains of the present day buildings, but I'm looking for it in its "heyday" although it seemingly never had much regular  traffic.

Any help greatly appreciated 

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Ask the IRRS as they have Hundreads of pics of stations or ask the man in Castlerea. Last time I was there I think he may have had the track plan or the staff.

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Dunlavin & Hacketstown stations are featured in the May 2020 edition of New Irish Lines,  if you are not already a member I am sure Alan O'Rourke will sort out a copy alanorourke@hotmail.com

The article includes tracklayouts of both stations and some information on train working.

According to the article Tullow Branch passenger and general goods traffic proved 'vulnerable" to road services (GSR?). Dunlavin dispatched up to 30 wagons from fairs when livestock traffic was good and the station was the railhead for the Glen of Imaal firing range. In its heyday foodstuff for the Dublin Markets including dead rabbits, fowl and milk which presumably have gone by passenger train.

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