View from south, Armagh, Co. Armagh

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Where: 1-3 Willowbank, Armagh BT61 7QY, UK

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When: 01 January 1959

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The mapping tool is poor, very poor, at least I got Armagh.

The Armagh rail disaster happened on 12 June 1889 near Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, when a crowded Sunday school excursion train had to negotiate a steep incline; the steam locomotive was unable to complete the climb and the train stalled. The train crew decided to divide the train and take forward the front portion, leaving the rear portion on the running line. The rear portion was inadequately braked and ran back down the gradient, colliding with a following train. Eighty people were killed and 260 injured, about a third of them children. It was the worst rail disaster in the UK in the nineteenth century, and remains Ireland's worst railway disaster ever. To this day, it is the fourth worst railway accident to have ever occurred in the United Kingdom

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: September 04 1959

NLI Ref.: ODEA 15/30

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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2015 08:04:44

    Well there's the station: www.google.ie/maps/@54.356032,-6.6577,3a,75y,25.66h,75.78... The line ran east/west through it though. I 'm not sure how you'd have got this view from the south. THe ariel view shows the main line: www.google.ie/maps/place/Armagh,+UK/@54.3562801,-6.662528... Any southern spur has been built over now.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/May/2015 08:29:44

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Wikipedia mentions the Castleblayney, Keady & Armagh line, which closed in 1957, and went via Irish Street Halt and Milford.

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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2015 08:53:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yep. You can see the line of it here: www.google.ie/maps/place/Armagh,+UK/@54.3562801,-6.662528...

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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2015 09:00:38

    Actually, Lonsdale road may have been the original link between the east and west parts of the line, in which case there'd be a view form the south there as well. I think Irish street is more likely though - it looks like a single line.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/May/2015 09:13:27

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The direction through the station looks north-south enough to me, to be honest. The chimney is visible in the right here. And you can just make out the station roof just to the right of the chimney in the photo above.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/May/2015 09:14:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Has anybody noticed the man scavenging to the side of the old permanent way????

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2015 09:23:51

    Could it be O'Dea climbed a few rungs on this signal post to get his shot ? .www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17386845742/

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2015 09:28:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Yea! But we don't know their names....yet

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/May/2015 09:38:36

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Looks about right to me. Additional photo of the railway yard, with the Cathedral visible in the background.

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2015 10:15:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The old Moy Rd that went over the lines still exists. The kink in the road next to the red arrow on the OSNI map above is still there www.google.ie/maps/place/Armagh,+UK/@54.3555826,-6.660567...

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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2015 10:32:20

    You'd think the house beside the signal box woudld be easy enough to find with the two central chimneys, but I don't see it. Perhaps some vandal has demolished it.

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    Eiretrains

    • 06/May/2015 22:46:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Where about can I find the OSNI map Owen, have been looking for ages for one ever since the NI Multimap site stopped functioning a few years ago!

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2015 23:56:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail] It's not very user friendly and it won't generate a location URL for sharing etc. I screen grab and say a prayer to the OSNI before I go to bed. :) Use the + button to select and zoom window. Open "MAP CONTENTS" dropdown box. Unclick RASTER and tick the map editions you want to see . It's slow. maps.ehsni.gov.uk/SixInchSeries/Default.aspx

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/May/2015 07:29:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Brilliant. That'll make the northern pictures more exciting. It's nowhere near as slow as the previous incarnation, btw.