Turning C 209 in Banagher, Co. Offaly is the title of this O'Dea image from 1962. Living near a railway yard as a child, I often watched the turning of the old steam engines on the turntable and enjoyed the sight of the mighty engine being handled like a baby. In this case it is a diesel engine which is a bit unusual in my experience, as they had cabs at either end? I look forward to being corrected.
Thank you all for the contributions to the streets of Athenry on Friday. It was fascinating to watch!
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
Date: November 29 1962
NLI Ref.: ODEA 34/62
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons