Thomas the Tank Engine visiting Millstreet Today

merlin85As part of the RPSI South Munster Railtour the #85 Steam Locomotice ‘Merlin’ (pictured right) will be in Millstreet Railway Station today from 14:11 to 14:21 on its way to Killarney, and will pass through on its way back to Mallow at about 17:15.

Details from Steam Trains Ireland and the Wanderer Photos

It wasn’t Merlin #85 that turned up after all :-(, but in terrible conditions there was a nice crowd there to greet the [read more …] “Thomas the Tank Engine visiting Millstreet Today”

Old Postcard of Millstreet Railway Station

Old postcard of Millstreet Train StationThis old used postcard of Millstreet Train Station  Railway Station surfaced on eBay this week. We’d love to know if anyone knows when this photo was taken at what kind of engine is shown.  The island platform lasted at least until the late 80s (removed at the time of the Eurovision?), but the control building Signal Cabin in the background lasted a bit longer, though without the chimney I think.

Here is a similar view from 1985, a view of the train station from 2011.

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