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I found some great old photos of Athy station and approaches here:

http://www.athyphotos.gallery/railway-station.html

There's a decent shot of GN cement hopper wagons crossing the Barrow to or from the Asbestos Factory. I believe the factory was served from Boyne Road Cement Works at one stage, before supply witched to Castlemungret.

The collection shows other stuff for example aerial photos of the cattle market directly adjacent to the station off the Dublin road:

http://www.athyphotos.gallery/dublin-road.html

Might be of interest to someone.

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The GN Bulk Cement Wagons (approx. 18)  were introduced in the 1950s apparently for the Boyne Road-Athy Asbestos Factory traffic and were possibly phased out in the early 70s following the widespread introduction of cement bubbles.

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GNR(I) Cement Hopper in 4mm

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Sorry, it's not PW's next wagon. If I could get my iPhone to send files to y Mac, I could show you it behind a GN loco.

Obviously, next best thing - a scan. I have two built by a well-known member of this forum. They make a nice comparison with my earlier GN bagged cement  wagons.

Leslie

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On ‎13‎/‎03‎/‎2021 at 1:42 PM, murphaph said:

I found some great old photos of Athy station and approaches here:

http://www.athyphotos.gallery/railway-station.html

There's a decent shot of GN cement hopper wagons crossing the Barrow to or from the Asbestos Factory. I believe the factory was served from Boyne Road Cement Works at one stage, before supply witched to Castlemungret.

The collection shows other stuff for example aerial photos of the cattle market directly adjacent to the station off the Dublin road:

http://www.athyphotos.gallery/dublin-road.html

Might be of interest to someone.

VERY much of interest, murphaph; my mother was from there and I have very early memories (late 50s) in the old family home there, with my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - and being made to stay away from the beehives..... they had a quince tree; quite a rarity.

Hardly model railway stuff for here, so if you know Athy or much about, ping me privately.

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I'm afraid I only know it from afar Jonathan. My mother is also a Kildare woman but from further along in the UP direction, hailing from Newbridge. Glad you enjoyed the photographs 🙂

The cattle market was on what was called the showgrounds. It appears that it was not connected to the station, just abutting it. The cattle loading pens for the station itself were located on the DOWN platform side, about 100 yds south of the platform. I'm assuming cattle were driven over the bridge to be loaded onto trains.

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On ‎15‎/‎03‎/‎2021 at 8:46 AM, murphaph said:

 

The cattle market was on what was called the showgrounds. It appears that it was not connected to the station, just abutting it. The cattle loading pens for the station itself were located on the DOWN platform side, about 100 yds south of the platform. I'm assuming cattle were driven over the bridge to be loaded onto trains.

Correct.

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