The great train race.

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To kick off December (how can it be December already!) we have a lovely photo from Mr. O'Dea, from one of his visits to the real capital of Ireland. As is the case with most of his photos his attendance usually comes before the line closes, I wonder if this is the case here?

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection:James P. O'Dea

Date: July 1960

NLI Ref.: ODEA 21/18

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    O Mac

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:01:44

    The car looks like it's O Dea's Austin Cambridge.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:03:29

    Clontarf Bridge, Cork - over the south channel of the River Lee (not Brian Boru bridge on the north channel, though they're very similar): Streetview: www.google.ie/maps/@51.8976451,-8.4650496,3a,47.7y,3.6h,8... Edit: Streetview link not working for some reason

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:08:24

    Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge, erected 1911. 197 feet long, four span (opening span of 62 feet) bridge resting on six concrete filled steel caissons having cast iron parapets. Bridge reconstructed in 1981, and no longer opening.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:10:43

    Usage of the Cork City Railways lines reduced with the closure of the old CBSCR route in 1961; however, freight movements to Albert and Victoria Quays continued until 1976

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:12:17

    So the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway was closing in 1961, hence O'Dea's interest.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:35:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Well done.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:35:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I was thinking the same.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:58:08

    Wonder if the bicycle beat the train ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Dec/2021 10:07:47

    Reverse view in 1959 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/51341424129/

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    suckindeesel

    • 01/Dec/2021 10:13:34

    Looks like a GS&WR Class J11 tank engine, built 1877.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Dec/2021 10:17:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Not convinced it is O'Dea's Austin Cambridge ZIK 382. The rear window is too small and the number plate is not square. Perhaps a Ford Anglia/Prefect ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/17826156095/

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    cargeofg

    • 01/Dec/2021 10:25:34

    Ford Prefect 107E.

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    derekjmott

    • 01/Dec/2021 11:35:20

    The locomotive, No. 201, was a GS&WR 0-6-0T with a short wheelbase designed for the tight curves in the docks. It was the last of its class to be withdrawn in 1963 and in this 1962 RTÉ archive clip is seen helping dismantle the West Cork Railways: www.rte.ie/archives/2017/0404/865210-west-cork-railway/

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    John Spooner

    • 01/Dec/2021 13:36:12

    I understand that trains and vehicles (with and without motors) sharing the same road space is known as 'street running'. It's still a thing in the USA. Warning: if you search for 'street running' in youtube you might fall down a rabbit hole from which there is no escape.

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    O Mac

    • 01/Dec/2021 14:12:18

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Yes you're right..... again. I should have gone to specsaviors. It's definitely not an Austin. But that may well be it parked up on the right in that Ernie's photo you found above. His car was not too far away wherever it was. Could be ODea still had his Morris Minor in 1960.. I never figured out when he got the Austin. His car is to his own collection as Mr French is to his.

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    suckindeesel

    • 01/Dec/2021 14:13:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Yes it's called street running in the American dialect. Not so common here though https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49841899607/in/datetaken/ Going around the roundabout before entering the Point carpark, who kept covering the tracks with tarmac.

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    O Mac

    • 01/Dec/2021 14:23:01

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Just like what happened here.. flic.kr/p/T6UVWv

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    suckindeesel

    • 01/Dec/2021 16:19:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, that's a good one

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    suckindeesel

    • 01/Dec/2021 16:49:01

    Tedcastle McCormick 'House and Steam Coal' Still in business.

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    suckindeesel

    • 01/Dec/2021 21:03:32

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Here's another hidden track, but you'll have to look closely to see it maps.app.goo.gl/S9RqkDBzju9Ysno98