Irish Railway Rover Part 1 (Transport Treasury)

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This book contains a selection of colour photographs from the camera of one man who had what was possibly unique access to the Irish railway network from 1975 onwards.

This period is now looked upon as the ‘museum years’ of post-steam Irish Railways. A time of momentous change that saw the traditional infrastructure of mechanical signalling, travelling post offices, steam heating, goods train services and 19th Century station buildings progressively give way to the more utilitarian, modern era.

Train formations and their operation also changed beyond recognition as the traditional locomotive and carriage formation gave way to multiple unit operation. The author's privilege of all-Ireland footplate passes led to an estimated 80,000 miles of footplate travel between 1982 and 1995.

In this book author Michael McMahon shares around ninety pictures from his collection to provide a fitting tribute to both the railwaymen and the railway of a bygone age. Photographs are mostly presented in one-per-page format, with a caption accompanying each. Hardback. 80 pages.

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