"Changing signal, Howth, Co. Dublin" is actually Broadstone

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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 April 1959

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We were not in Waterville yesterday but rather in Valentia and I suspect that we are not in Howth today? The title says "Changing signal, Howth, Co. Dublin" but while there is a lot of equipment on view, I cannot see any signal being changed. Perhaps I'm missing something?

Based on today's inputs I think we can safely put this into the "probable catalogue correction" category, as this is almost certainly one of the engine sheds at Broadstone railway station in Dublin city. And so not Howth at all....

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection:James P. O'Dea

Date: April 1959

NLI Ref.: ODEA 10/10

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    • 14/Mar/2019 08:42:47

    What's the collective noun for steam engines?

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    Nuragic Man~Very busy.

    • 14/Mar/2019 08:56:54

    Vista su - Seen in: Flickr Global Vai a Flickr Global

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2019 09:03:46

    I'm going to guess we are near Amiens Street. Hmm, Broadstone maybe? I think it is Broadstone.

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    abandoned railways

    • 14/Mar/2019 09:05:14

    All the tenders are full of coal, so not a scrap yard.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2019 09:27:56

    Here is another O'Dea labelled Yard, Broadstone ODEA 17/96 and the clocktower in today's far right distance is shown.

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    abandoned railways

    • 14/Mar/2019 09:29:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley yes

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2019 09:30:04

    Per wikipedia, The station was closed to public traffic on 18 January 1937 and finally closed on 8 April 1961, having been used as the steam depot for Dublin between 1937 and this date.

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    • 14/Mar/2019 09:47:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Enginii?

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    • 14/Mar/2019 10:48:10

    They look like GSR Class 710s at the front of each rank. transportsofdelight.smugmug.com/RAILWAYS/IRISH-RAILWAYS/C... If so, this was near the end of their working lives as CIE began to withdraw them in 1959 and they were all gone by 1962 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSR_Class_710

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2019 11:52:06

    All of the low 10/ series are in Howth; 10/1 is Train and Tram, Howth, 10/2 is Tram crossing over elevated road bridge, Howth, 10/3 is Station, exterior, Howth, 10/4 is Tram Approaching Howth. 10/5 is Tram Leaving Howth, 10/6 is Dungriffin Rd, Howth, 10/7 is Two workers sitting inside tram carriage, Howth. 10/8 is Summit, view of tram, Howth, 10/9 is on the Howth tram, and 10/11 is the Bailey Post Office in Howth and 10/12 the Burren Hill, Howth, 10/13 Strand Road & tram, Howth So I think the real 10/10 really is a signal changing in Howth.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2019 11:58:42

    17/10 is only a stones throw from todays shot, down the right side of that engine shed.

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    Luís Henrique Boucault

    • 14/Mar/2019 12:10:34

    Very nice shot! Well done!

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    John A. Coffey

    • 14/Mar/2019 12:50:40

    Spot the number of engine`s, not the engine numbers, is there a prize ? I`ll go for 15.

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    • 14/Mar/2019 13:16:16

    Too much sky for thios photo . . . So, James P. O'Dea, the photographer, was deliberately excluding something from the bottom of the frame or just used poor technique framing the photo.

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    • 15/Mar/2019 17:56:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia A puff of steam locomotives?

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    • 19/Mar/2019 16:28:57

    This is a photo of the engine shed at Broadstone Station,Dublin.