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Irish Steam in the 1960s, End of an Era

A beautiful collection of images that captures the changing railway scene in Ireland at a time when the keen enthusiast required a good deal of time, travel, and patience, but still faced a sometimes disappointing wait by the lineside. All photographs are accompanied by extended captions filled with detail, anecdotes and personal reflection.

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This is a personal photographic record of a distinctive time on the Irish railway system. Covering the period around 1960–1963, and made up of largely unpublished images, the photographs might seem to suggest at first glance that the steam locomotive still reigned supreme on the railways of Ireland. However this was truly the end of an era – the initial dieselisation programme of CIÉ had been completed some years earlier, though hardly comprehensive, and although the UTA had embarked on its move to multi-purpose railcars in 1958 it too was still far short of a complete modernisation.