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May 2015 issue now available

The May 2015 issue of New Irish Lines is currently winging its way to subscribers. Some of the highlights include ‘LMS Coaches Transferred to the NCC’ by Mervyn Kidd, ‘Beet Special to Mountmellick’ by John Langford, ‘Something Completely Different: the Harlandic No. 28’ by Colm Flanagan, and much more. Plus, there are also more GSR steam locomotive drawings bundled with the newsletter.


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November 2014 edition now available

The November 2014 edition of New Irish Lines should now have arrived through the letterboxes and email inboxes of all subscribers. We hope you enjoy reading it.

November 2014

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Delayed May 2014 issue now available

The delayed may 2014 edition of New Irish Lines has now been dispatched to subscribers. We hope you enjoy the newsletter’s updated design:

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Archive Update

The November 2012 edition of New Irish Lines has now been added to the archive section of the website.

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A note from the editor

At present I am busy finalising the text for my book on the North Kerry line (Limerick to Tralee, and the Foynes and Fenit branches) and preparing for two book launches in Ireland as follows:

7pm, Sunday, 24th November: Lartigue Museum, Listowel, Co Kerry:
(Introduced by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

8pm, Tuesday, 26th November: Newcastle West Library, Gortboy, Co Limerick:
(Introduced by Éamon Ó Cuív TD, former Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The book is the result of 10 years of research and ground work. It provides a comprehensive history of the construction and operation of these lines from the 1850s to the current day. It is illustrated with maps, station track plans and over 70 previously unpublished photographs.

The down side is that the November New Irish Lines is going to be a bit late, but I hope to send it out before Christmas.


Alan O’Rourke

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