September 12, 1962

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Cork, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: 12 September 1962

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Steam train making its way through Cork city.

Great help has come in from Corkonians (and others) on exact location, and other information for this one! See the comments below...

Date: 12 September 1962

NLI Ref.: ODEA33/1

Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 43724
steamtrain trains cork goods engine church esso cobbles cobblestones september 1962 1960s jamespodea wagons choochoo handbell crosscityrailway gswr greatsouthernwesternrailway shipstreet lowerglanmireroad unitygarage clydecutting westcorkline corkcityrailwayco nationallibraryofireland odeaphotographcollection

Add Tags
  • profile

    Upplandsmuseet

    • 12/Sep/2011 11:36:02

    Very interesting photography!

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Sep/2011 12:13:29

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/uppmus Thank you!!

  • profile

    EoinMcCarthy73

    • 12/Sep/2011 12:21:07

    Junction of Ship St and Lower Glanmire Road Google Maps

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Sep/2011 12:32:43

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobitron Thanks a million, Eoin! If you have a sec, cast your expert Cork eye over the location for me, and make sure you're happy with it... Have it right at the junction itself - do we need to do a bit of "left a bit, right a bit"??

  • profile

    Tom Kennedy1

    • 12/Sep/2011 20:44:28

    This was the link line that connected Corks mainline station(Kent) with the long gone terminus of the West Cork Railway at Albert Quay. St Patricks church in the background. PS. Note the bell in the drivers hand.

  • profile

    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 13/Sep/2011 01:53:51

    I notice the Esso gas station in the background...

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Sep/2011 13:50:54

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chartrouse Tom, that's fantastic! Hadn't spotted the bell...

  • profile

    guliolopez

    • 13/Sep/2011 14:02:13

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chartrouse] That's exactly what it is. That's the cross city railway which connected the GS&WR station on Glanmire Road (Kent) with the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway station (Albert Quay). It ran on regular city roads and remained in use to move freight between the stations until the mid-1970s - when the new freight station opened at North Esk. Here's a few other pics of large locos crossing cork with other road traffic. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] That petrol station was open right up to the early 2000s. When it was replaced by the (decidedly underwhelming) "Unity House".....

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Sep/2011 14:58:44

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] How excellent! Thanks for the other pics - crazy to see a dirty big goods train alongside ickle Ford Cortinas and VW Beetles...

  • profile

    bhatto

    • 14/Sep/2011 15:29:13

    What a wonderful way of filling gaps in history. Most interesting picture. Broad gauge no less.

  • profile

    RETRO STU

    • 15/Sep/2011 09:11:17

    I'd love to have seen a steam train chuffing along an open road....they didn't over-do it with H&S back in those days. Great pic. Thank you.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Sep/2011 10:23:15

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No problem, Stu, and thanks in particular to guliolopez for all the added info...

  • profile

    GalwayCycling

    • 17/Sep/2011 11:06:49

    Looks like there's a cyclists racing the steam train! Great pic. Thanks!

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Sep/2011 13:29:53

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/galwaycycling You're very welcome! :)

  • profile

    Eamonn Bolger (Ireland)

    • 24/Oct/2011 20:01:29

    Absolutely fantastic. This series of Ireland is really brilliant!! Well done!!

  • profile
  • profile

    bbusschots

    • 08/Jan/2012 20:33:46

    Such a wonderful photo - there's something surreal about seeing a steam train with a guy with a bell trundling up the Glanmire road! Thanks for submitting this to the Irish Railway Views group, it makes a very fine addition to the pool! Bart.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2012 20:58:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbusschots A pleasure, Bart! We have some more O'Dea photos coming up this month, so stay tuned...

  • profile

    spesnova10

    • 22/Feb/2012 22:15:20

    the garage was called the unity garage....the cut onto Brian Boru street is still there?

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Feb/2012 11:57:22

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks! Have added Unity Garage as a tag. Afraid others would have to reply to you about the cut...

  • profile

    abandoned railways

    • 27/Feb/2012 22:30:11

    The engine is about to enter Clyde Cutting, a curved passage for rail only, between two buildings owned by the Clyde Shipping Co. The line was built as an independent connection between the West Cork line and the GSWR Cork main line by the Cork City Railway Co. Opened on 01/01/1912 for goods. A man with a red flag had to walk ahead of every train.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Feb/2012 19:55:14

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] Here's a photo of one of those flag men that was contributed above by guliolopez... And got a great haul of new tags from your comment, so thanks again!

  • profile

    abandoned railways

    • 29/Feb/2012 23:22:15

    Paying passenger trains only ever operated for the summer of 1914. What a year to start a service for tourists!

  • profile

    JNicLiam

    • 06/Mar/2012 21:08:04

    The cobblestones around the railway line were lethal in wet weather. It was easy to skid and get a motorbike wheel neatly into the railway tracks. Not too easy to get the tyre back out as it was a snug fit. I know I wasn't the only one to come off my motorbike with a wheel stuck in the tracks in heavy rain.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Mar/2012 21:08:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And hopefully not with a train approaching?!

  • profile

    kenzer2012

    • 09/Jul/2012 11:54:32

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] Never knew the name of this 'Street' Also knew it as the 'Cutting' only - Thanks! www.thelowerroad,.net

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Jul/2012 12:16:08

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You're very welcome!

  • profile

    Eddie 1

    • 17/Aug/2012 07:54:28

    Fantastic ,so interesting,eddie,

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Aug/2012 09:25:22

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks!

  • profile

    rita ethier

    • 29/Sep/2012 22:39:44

    quel beau souvenir magnifique photo

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Sep/2012 13:07:06

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Merci!

  • profile

    sandybears

    • 01/Oct/2012 15:36:00

    cool

  • profile

    victor98_2001

    • 06/Oct/2012 14:13:04

    excellent shot

  • profile

    javi592

    • 16/Nov/2012 05:50:40

    The power of the steam. Nice!!! Buena foto!!!

  • profile

    excellentzebu1050

    • 31/Dec/2012 21:08:17

    fantastic picture

  • profile

    guliolopez

    • 08/Jan/2013 12:20:52

    As posted recently on a related photo, here's a smashing bit of film from 1975 showing the movement of trains between the two stations.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2013 14:51:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It really is remarkable! What a job - jogging along in front of a train on a city street, waving your red flag...

  • profile

    30937 Transport Photograph Database

    • 25/Mar/2013 12:16:59

    While uploading some of our pictures I was reminded of your picture of a train in the streets of Cork. Ours looks like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30937/8588187821 Plus a few more in our http://www.flickr.com/photos/30937/sets/72157633083065339// set. Jan, on behalf of 30937 Transport Photograph Database.

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Mar/2013 19:49:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30937 Thank you very much, Jan!

  • profile

    dear industry

    • 24/Apr/2013 16:01:54

    Really an excellent, interesting, and beautiful shot! Wirklich ein ausgezeichnetes, interessantes und schönes Foto!

  • profile

    Embroidery Buddy

    • 07/Jun/2013 21:23:18

    This image inspired a haiku at: lydialowe-haiku365.blogspot.com/