Railways in Ulster's Lakeland

ISBN: 9781904242529
Publisher: Colourpoint Books
Dimensions: 204 x 242mm
Cover: Softback
Illustration: 54 B&W
Pages: 64

Railways in Ulster's Lakeland

Irish Railway Photographers
By Anthony Burgess



The railways in the border counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have always held a fascination for railway enthusiasts. Tony Burges visited the area in the late summer of 1957. Starting from Belturbet in County Cavan, he takes us on a trip along Great Northern Railway metals thence to Cavan, Clones, across the border to Enniskillen, north to Bundoran Junction and finally to the Atlantic Ocean at Bundoran itself. Not forgotten is the Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway line between Enniskillen and Sligo.

Tony gives us a flavour of the area, and the time, in this superb selection of photographs, some by the well known railway historian Dr DB McNeill, along with his accompanying text. Great Northern steam locomotives and diesel railcars are there as are the rolling stock and stations of the Sligo, Leitrim.

So come and join us on a tour of the Railways in Ulster’s Lakeland.

Additional Information

The Author

Although English by birth Tony Burges has Irish family connections; his grandfather was from Tralee. He was very active as photographer of UK & Irish branch line railways in the period 1951-1959. He studied transportation at graduate school at Northwestern University, Chicago and photographed railways extensively in the United States. He later worked for the Canadian government as Transport Policy Advisor, Dept of Finance and Director General, Grain Transportation and Handling. He is now semi-retired and devoting time to writing railway books.

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