Irish Railway Record Society
Tale of Three Sidings
the heyday of the railways as common carriers, sidings were essential
elements in the handling of goods traffic. In Ireland, most goods sidings
were features of stations handling both passenger and goods traffic.
Stations catering for goods only were relatively rare in Ireland, apart from
the cities and some larger towns, e.g. Ballymena and Omagh, where freight
was handled at a location separate from the passenger station.
reference to Athy Brick Siding, Journal 191, p 175, has led to research into
that long-gone facility, the second of our ‘three sidings”. Finally,
Norman Campion’s article following prompted further study of the ephemeral
siding at Sroughmore, Hence the third part of of our “Tale of Three
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