NLI’s Morgan Aerial Photographs (Railway Views)

A new photographic collection has been made available to view on the National Library of Ireland‘s online catalogue. The Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection contains archive photos of places and events in most counties of the Republic and some from Northern Ireland during the years 1954 to 1957. Below are links to high-resolution photographs containing items of Irish railway interest from this collection, such as the Cahir Viaduct accident of 1955 and the Carlow Sugar Beet Factory.

Railway Subjects:

  • CSE Carlow Sugar Factory

  • Cahir Viaduct accident (beet train)

  • Curragh Racecourse Branch

  • Clondalkin Brick Factory (Sidings)

  • Foynes Station and Esso Oil Depot (Sidings)

  • Gouldings Fertilizers, Waterford West (Sidings)

  • T&C Timber (North Wall Yard and Point Store)

  • Gouldings Fertilizers, North Wall (Alexandra Road tramway)

  • Derry City (GNR(I) Foyle Road and NCC Waterside Stations)

  • CIE Inchicore Works

  • Dundalk (McArdle Brewery and GNR(I) Works)

  • Wicklow Junction, Wicklow Manure Company (Sidings)

  • Lullymore Peat Factory (Bord na Mona)

  • Campile, Shelbourne Co-Op (Siding)

  • GNR(I) Omagh (Market Branch)

  • ESB Power Stations (Portarlington ONLY)

  • Navan Carpets Factory (Kingscourt Branch – Moathill Gates / Blackwater Bridge)

  • Larne (Town and Harbour Stations)

Individual Photos:

  • Portlaoise (Maryborough) Station

  • Buncrana L&LSR Station (disused)

  • GNR(I) Bundoran Hotel

  • Dublin Port (Oil Storage, Alexandra Road Tramway)

  • Castlecomer (Deerpark line)

  • Castleblayney (Station Gates)

  • Guinness Brewery, Dublin (railway yards)

  • Toombridge (Station and Bann Bridge)

  • Grand Canal Street


  • Dublin Collinstown Airport


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