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Where: Kerry, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1904

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Locomotive 107 at Valentia (Valencia) Harbour Station in Co. Kerry…

Photographer: Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios, Dublin

Date: Between 1901 and 1908

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_06562

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 10:01:53

    GeoHive OSI 25" link Streetview nearby.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 10:04:51

    And haven't we seen this one before?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jan/2014 10:07:20

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley I hope not!!! I searched all with all manner of terms but couldn't find it...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 10:10:12

    I'm getting deja vu, anyhow...

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    Swordscookie

    • 24/Jan/2014 10:15:48

    Cracker of a shot Carol, I don't think I've ever seen it before though we did see another looking across the sound. With the way the lads are standing about you'd think they were getting ready to ferry it across:-)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Jan/2014 11:14:37

    Reverse view from the clock tower (see note) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000041817/Image?lookfor=http:...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 11:36:37

    Per wikipedia, the station opened in September 1893.

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    robinparkes

    • 24/Jan/2014 11:41:39

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland It's a lovely photo and I wouldn't mind how many times you put it up. Another long lost part of our railway heritage along with south and west Ulster loosing all its railways.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jan/2014 11:46:30

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks! Tune in on Monday for a Belfast oddity...

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    robinparkes

    • 24/Jan/2014 12:43:57

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Thanks Carol. I'll look forward to that.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 12:44:08

    My deja vu may be caused by looking up pictures of this line in the nli archive when we had this one to look at: January 24, 1960

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    robinparkes

    • 24/Jan/2014 13:13:12

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The 'sticking out bit' is for the guard to look up and down that side of the train with having to put his head out of the window. Sometimes know as a birdcage.

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    TEXASJOHN

    • 24/Jan/2014 13:34:52

    Wonder how many future Notre Dame alums were on that train? Since they are called the Fightin' Irish!

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 24/Jan/2014 13:43:55

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A train, oh dear, I love you! Who has the deets on the locomotive? Type, class, power, etc?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 14:41:48

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not an expert. Is it an 0-6-0?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 14:47:21

    101 class? [ignorant googling concealed]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 14:58:23

    60s steam 04-65 CIÉ Locomotive104 in store in County Cork. And a Wikipedia article on class 101.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 15:11:59

    I noted an L shaped building on Valentia above as An Óige, which is how it is labelled on the modern OS streetmap. It's not on the 1895 OSI map, so we are after 1895.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 15:27:30

    Noted: Lighthouse keeper's house in Streetview, built 1901 according to the NIAH

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    robinparkes

    • 24/Jan/2014 16:54:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks to Niall. She is a GSWR Class J15 of which two are preserved 186 and 184. 186 is stabled at Whitehead from where she hauled the Santa specials for the RPSI. The photo is pre 1908 when she received a Belpaire boiler.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jan/2014 19:18:00

    1901 to 1908 then...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Jan/2014 21:18:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you for 'birdcage' info. I don't remember noticing similar protuberances before.

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    DannyM8

    • 24/Jan/2014 23:32:47

    I notice a dog.

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    Abhinav Vats AV

    • 25/Jan/2014 00:28:42

    Lovely, very beautiful.

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    Robinson_Luzo

    • 25/Jan/2014 11:13:07

    The bit sticking out from the carriage is a lookout for the guard, known as a ducket. The outside springs on the tender weren't that unusual, even at the end of steam in 1963. The tenders were known as breadcarts.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jan/2014 01:58:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Carol, you have not posted the NLI statistics for a good while, I would be interested in seeing them. D

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    ccferrie

    • 27/Jan/2014 09:56:15

    Surely this can't be the same navigation signpost over 100 years later? www.google.ie/maps?ll=51.928873,-10.276766&spn=0.0026...

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    SintPetersburg1

    • 28/Jan/2014 07:16:45

    A beautiful scene and image!

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    Reconstructing Light

    • 29/Jan/2014 07:59:49

    Carol, have a great time with your new direction. The work and comments you have posted here is dearly appreciated by the folks who visit this photostream! Good luck...............and enjoy!

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    abandoned railways

    • 29/Jan/2014 12:40:56

    The raised roof is a partial clerestory, for added light and ventilation.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 30/Jan/2014 01:10:33

    Hey Carol, thanks for all the fun! Stay in touch.

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    flyingspud

    • 29/Aug/2014 13:43:04

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The marker has been replaced a number of times since that photo was taken, they rot/rust/fall off over the years.

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    queenjenevere

    • 08/Oct/2014 07:02:03

    beautiful photography

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    Marra Man

    • 18/Oct/2014 14:20:13

    You couldn't get a lot further west in Kerry by rail than here, very much the end of the line. The final part of the branch from Killorglin to Valentia Harbour was opened by the GSWR on 12/08/1893. Alas CIE saw fit to close it throughout from Farranfore on 01/02/1960. It is suggested a few cattle specials ran after closure but noting beyond August 1960.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Mar/2016 22:47:22

    The white diamond sign is an "Underwater Cable" warning marker to let ships know where not to anchor. You can see it's beside the telegraph/telephone pole with a junction box . There would also be a marker on the other side where the cable exits the sea.. Here's the one on the other side ...again next to the pole where the submarine cable can be seen. catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000336606

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    suckindeesel

    • 24/Mar/2020 17:07:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes, it is a 101 class, later rechristened J-15 class. Over a hundred were built, more than any other loco class ever to run in Ireland. Coupled to an early outside sprung tender. As your other photo shows, some lasted till the mid sixties, as a few were kept in reserve by CIE during the transition period to diesel in the mid fifties.