In 1963, this machine must have appeared like something from another galaxy out there somewhere, when it was deployed on the permanent way. O’Dea’s cataloguing of the demise of the railways in Ireland was also an opportunity to celebrate new ideas and inventions. What did an “8 tool tamper” do for a living?
Photographer: James P. O’Dea
Collection: O’Dea Photograph Collection
Date: Sunday, 7 April 1963
NLI Ref.: ODEA 35/91
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons