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Date: 06/11/24 10:17
Cobh, Ireland station
Author: Roadbed

Iarnrod Eireann (Ireland Railways) convenient station and service to the cruise terminal at Cobh, near Cork.








Date: 06/11/24 15:39
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: railstiesballast

Cork is a neat place to visit.  We waited a half a day there to catch up with a cruise ship.
A bit spooky as it is the last port of call for the Titantic as depicted on the background wall.



Date: 06/11/24 16:46
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: MILW16

We spent about 30 hours in Cobh on a cruise ship hiding out from a big storm in September 2013.  There cruise season had just ended so they were rather surprised to have us come to port, much less stay overnight.  People came down to the dock all evening to see this big cruise ship all lit up.  From there we ended up taking the Titanic route, as we called it, back to North America, whith our first port of call being Halifax.  No we didn't see any iceburgs.  Watching the trains was interesting.



Date: 06/13/24 08:21
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: ts1457

Interesting bridge. At the angle that the photo was taken, figuring out what's going on is a bit difficult.



Date: 06/13/24 14:44
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: Roadbed

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Interesting bridge. At the angle that the photo
> was taken, figuring out what's going on is a bit
> difficult.

Thanks, I thought so as well.  Multiple double track pony trusses in a curve.  That was a grab shot from a tour bus.  Luckily the tide was out so the substructure is visible as well.
 



Date: 06/13/24 15:16
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: ts1457

Roadbed Wrote:
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> Thanks, I thought so as well.  Multiple double
> track pony trusses in a curve.  That was a grab
> shot from a tour bus.  Luckily the tide was out
> so the substructure is visible as well.

Appreciate it. The photo is still playing tricks on my mind, so I had to do some research. See the Slatty Viaduct section of this reference:

Preserving Ireland's iconic railway viaducts | Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering (icevirtuallibrary.com)



Date: 06/15/24 02:51
Re: Cobh, Ireland station
Author: Roadbed

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Roadbed Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Thanks, I thought so as well.  Multiple double
> > track pony trusses in a curve.  That was a
> grab
> > shot from a tour bus.  Luckily the tide was
> out
> > so the substructure is visible as well.
>
> Appreciate it. The photo is still playing tricks
> on my mind, so I had to do some research. See the
> Slatty Viaduct section of this reference:
>
> Preserving Ireland's iconic railway viaducts |
> Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
> - Bridge Engineering (icevirtuallibrary.com)
Fascinating!  I had no idea about that bridge, just thought it to be an old, elegant structure.  Thanks for passing that info along.



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