Hi d. yalamidis-gr!
Thanks for your lovely comments!
Greetings from Dublin Ireland!
I have VOTED!!! MY CONTEST
Thanks funtor, much appreciated!
This Black and white is excellent
A cracker :)
Hope your well, Great location, This was part of about 40 miles of the old Galway - Dublin Mainline Railway closed in the mid 70's. They left all the tracks & stations in place for the future. The tracks are still all date stamped from 1945. The resolution on google earth map isn't great but the line can be followed as the brown line from mullingar to athlone.
Greetings h. Too right this is abandoned !!! That is the precise feeling this amazing photo portrays. It is like a scene from a film set.
I do so much appreciate your B+W photos h. Its compulsive viewing for me.
Thanks Des & jim,
delighted you like them, I think the sky in this helps that cinematic mood. It's rare you find a old mainline railway left relatively intact through the countryside in these parts. Great subject when you do.
regards from Dublin
Very good photo!!
Regards from Germany
delighted you like it and thanks for taking the time to comment!
warm wishes from Dublin....
I see that you're a photographer who likes to B/ W, are precious few photographs, in this particular caught my attention more to open and discovered it was a beautiful Imaje. Greetings from Spain.
I love to take pictures like this that capture the spirit of a time and place, of course the b/w only enhances the mood even further, delighted you like it!
Best regards from Dublin
Great photo of a piece of history!
Hi pianoman4Jesus, (what a great name!)
This old signal cabin was once part of the old Dublin- Galway Mainline, This 30 mile section been mothballed since the mid 80's, Its rare to find a old mainline relatively intacted in this day & age, almost like a film set!
Best Regards from Dublin
Greetings 2c, In the USA, some might think your login name means "two cents" which you chime in with "your two cents!" ;-)
I guess I will add DGM to our list of things to see when we make it to the UK at some point. This and retracing Michael Palin's route in his film circa 1980. Sounds fascinating! So how modernized was this line before it was mothballed? Judging from this photo, I dare say mechanical signals rather than electric. Correct? Looks like Thomas would feel right at home on this line! ;-)
That sounds pretty good! we recommend the irish Alantic coast for the list although not many railways left over there anymore...
This line wasn't really modernized before it was mothballed, remaining semaphore in operation. when i was taking these shots i noticed the date stamp on the tracks left in place was from 1945!
when i visited moate station 9a few miles from here) a couple of years ago there was still some old faded 70's & 80's travel posters fading into obscurity on the walls! (this pic was taken 6 months ago, so not much has changed!
Cool shot, 2C.
I like it.
Cheers, Tony in New Zealand
Hi Tony, Thanks! Hope your well! delighted you like this one! The lines now mothballed, slowly crumbling away. It's great place for a ramble! Thanks for stopping by.
Warmest regards from Dublin
I live in Castletown. This is an amazing photo... well done.
fantastic b&W thanks for sharing it! Lovely.
Thanks joanny752@123! delighted you like it!
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Photo taken in Conranstown, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
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