Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Very interesting photography!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/uppmus Thank you!!
Junction of Ship St and Lower Glanmire Road
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"??
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.
I notice the Esso gas station in the background...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chartrouse Tom, that's fantastic! Hadn't spotted the bell...
[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".....
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...
What a wonderful way of filling gaps in history. Most interesting picture. Broad gauge no less.
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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No problem, Stu, and thanks in particular to guliolopez for all the added info...
Looks like there's a cyclists racing the steam train! Great pic. Thanks!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/galwaycycling You're very welcome! :)
Absolutely fantastic. This series of Ireland is really brilliant!! Well done!!
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!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbusschots A pleasure, Bart! We have some more O'Dea photos coming up this month, so stay tuned...
the garage was called the unity garage....the cut onto Brian Boru street is still there?
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...
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.
[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!
Paying passenger trains only ever operated for the summer of 1914. What a year to start a service for tourists!
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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And hopefully not with a train approaching?!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] Never knew the name of this 'Street' Also knew it as the 'Cutting' only - Thanks! www.thelowerroad,.net
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You're very welcome!
Fantastic ,so interesting,eddie,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks!
quel beau souvenir magnifique photo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Merci!
The power of the steam. Nice!!!
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.
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...
While uploading some of our pictures I was reminded of your picture of a train in the streets of Cork.
Ours looks like this:
Plus a few more in our http://www.flickr.com/photos/30937/sets/72157633083065339// set.
Jan, on behalf of 30937 Transport Photograph Database.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30937 Thank you very much, Jan!
Really an excellent, interesting, and beautiful shot!
Wirklich ein ausgezeichnetes, interessantes und schönes Foto!
This image inspired a haiku at: lydialowe-haiku365.blogspot.com/