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Where: 217 Landen Rd, Decies, Dublin 10, D10 HE06, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1959

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Kingsbridge, Dublin City, Co. Dublin.

Our first O'Dea railway related photograph is a while. OwenMacC Tells us that this is the Inchicore Works rather than Kingsbridge Station Dublin as per our catalogue, I have updated the map accordingly.

We will be posting some more Rail related views over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for them.

As an aside I attended the reading of "The Snapper* by Ger Ryan in the Library yesterday, it was very professional, it was free and it was great fun.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: March 15 1959

NLI Ref.: ODEA 9/67

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    O Mac

    • 21/Apr/2015 08:23:46

    Apparently this engine was one of a kind and was known as "Sambo". "The Works or Premises Pilot, as it is known, was worked by the unique Maunsell designed 0-4-2 saddle tank known as "Sambo”. No number was ever allocated to it and to this day this name is still used for the Premises Pilot. This job is also unique in that the driver enjoys a regular 1300 lunch break. Instituted for Driver “Saddler”Jackson, who suffered from an ulcerated stomach and was required to eat regular meals," From "Five Foot Three" Number 42 www.steamtrainsireland.com/FFT/ See here again outside the loco shed at Inchicore. mikemorant.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/Iris...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 21/Apr/2015 08:42:09

    The steamindex claims that it was constructed from spare parts and had no. 842, though it was never carried.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 21/Apr/2015 08:45:29

    www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11448208026/ In the scrap line in Inchicore in 1963.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 21/Apr/2015 08:51:36

    There are a couple more shots in the NLI catalogue: With name chalked on Surrounded by scrap Both are from the Inchicore works

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    O Mac

    • 21/Apr/2015 08:57:24

    The elevated wagons on the right along with the engine shed detail would indicate that the photograph was taken at Inchicore and not Kingsbridge. Above photo taken outside 3rd door from right below. www.flickr.com/photos/ballyfermot/16658045925/

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    DannyM8

    • 21/Apr/2015 10:38:45

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] "Sambo" was / is used for a Sandwich in Dublin, I wonder if the name was to do with Mr Jacksons break to have his Sandwiches for lunch?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Apr/2015 10:53:16

    I have added a few more photos to the Less than 5 comment album. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651352773330/]

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 21/Apr/2015 11:04:11

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] This looks like a set for "Thomas the Tank Engine"!!!! I was wondering why a workhorse engine would be seen at Kingsbridge since it would be working at the Loco works in Inchicore most of its life! Having said that the distance by rail between the two would be quite small!

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    O Mac

    • 21/Apr/2015 11:06:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I'd say and it's only a guess, that with its round saddle tank it was so named because it looked like a little elephant. Little Black Sambo and the Baby Elephant was a popular childrens book back then. I dont know otherwise. being a Dub, I've eaten many a sambo. :)

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 21/Apr/2015 13:00:54

    cool train.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Apr/2015 16:39:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] Kingsbridge or Inchhicore, for mapping purposes? Please

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    O Mac

    • 21/Apr/2015 17:03:28

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] See my comment above....The engine is outside the loco shed at Inchicore. maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,710890,733376,7,9

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 23/Apr/2015 00:13:09

    Created an article on that other site (Wikipedia) for the engine class, please update as needed...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GS%26WR_Sambo