The Bantry - Cork railway. Sadly missed

As photographed by me on a few wettish days in the late 1970s. Many of these remains are still visible. Starting from Cork. I never photographed what was still visible in Cork in those days - including the tracks still in the road. Now the new bypass has obliterated much of the close-to-Cork track-bed as far as I can gather.

Road over old track near Cork
Chetwynd Viaduct 1979 Chetwynd Viaduct 1977
Chetwynd Viaduct from main road (1979)

(Remarkably still there as of May 2002)

Over a stream near Ballinhassig
Remains of footbridge just before Goganshill tunnel Approaching Gogganshill tunnel (D A Crellin that is)
Gogganshill tunnel entrance (Cork side) From tunnel looking back
Halfway viaduct Halfway viaduct from another angle
Kilpatrick tunnel from Cork side Looking over the Bandon River from tunnel exit
Date on post near Kilpatrick tunnel Railway above main road to Bandon
Railway track bed beside earlier river bridge (Oldchapel)

Railway bridge at Oldchapel?
No caption necessary! Nor here!
Desert station Bridge piers still in river near Desert
And some dismantled at same spot Signal post
Goods shed Enniskean / Ballinean Goods hut Enniskean / Ballinean 2
Bridge near Dunmanway Bridge near Dunmanway still had rails
LC Bantry side of Dunmanway Drimoleague station
By Bantry road, river crossing Old road crossing
Dromore halt Trackbed back towards Drimoleague
Bridge over farm road Close up of farm track bridge
Overgrown track bed! Line loop from road
From Kilnaraune Line out of Bantry
Gateposts near Bantry hospital Aqueduct over line near hospital
Road over old track near Cork 2

- and the Skibbereen branch...

New - Kinsale

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John Crellin 2003

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