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#31 Post by Heati2 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:32 pm

some more tickets from the 1940's

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#32 Post by Heati2 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:15 pm

Another shot of Warrenpoint pre Beeching

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#33 Post by Brian » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:18 am

:-):-)

Thanks for those :D

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#34 Post by Heati2 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:51 pm

Warrenpoint again

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#35 Post by Heati2 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Brian

Thanks for resizing the photos for me.

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#36 Post by Jacana » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:14 pm

What a great photograph of the (un damaged) canopy at the entrance to the station.
Early recollections of travelling to higher education in Newry bring back very nostalgic memories of those days.
First year by train and then transferred to UTA buses.
On the first day travelling by bus and driven by a very new UTA driver (nameless) we entered the forecourt of the station on a double-decker bus...... and yes.... fortunately I was sitting towards the rear on top deck .... parts of the canopy disintegrated and thankfully no injuries.

( How times have changed , no collymodling by people in yellow hi vis uniforms , no counsellors to meet us when we arrived in school and ,yes , we DID survive.)

After school, pupils awaiting return buses home from The Mall (no 38) eagerly awaited those "renowned" bus drivers who were going to get us all back in record time.

What a race to the 'point,...... Mc Loughlin's Corner, Greenisland, Sharp's Corner and the notorious Eternity bend then the final push for finish at Warrenpoint.

These are happy memories

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#37 Post by Brian » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:56 am

While looking for some photos I came across these on Flickr (a photo site I used to be on) click on each image to enlarge

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#38 Post by George Williamson » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:04 pm

Hi Brian, Feel quite sure the picture with man and woman are your grand parents Joe and Sadie!!!! Always loved trains -- pity the line was discontinued it would have been a terrific tourist attraction.

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#39 Post by Brian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:43 pm

George Williamson wrote:Hi Brian, Feel quite sure the picture with man and woman are your grand parents Joe and Sadie!!!! Always loved trains -- pity the line was discontinued it would have been a terrific tourist attraction.
It is indeed George :D

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#40 Post by Brian » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:19 pm

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#41 Post by xpaddy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:05 pm

Brian - lovely colour photo.
Brings back a lot of memories
for me.

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#42 Post by Brian » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:36 pm

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#43 Post by btq1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:53 pm

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#44 Post by Brian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:37 am

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#45 Post by Brian » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:36 pm

Cathal O'Hara sent me this rare colour photo

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#46 Post by Brian » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:46 am

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#47 Post by gerrybradley » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:32 am

Great photos.2 or 3 of them I hadn't seen before.I'd say they were taken on a Sunday in summertime judjing by the amount of trains parked up in the sidings.Probably 1960/64.

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#48 Post by xpaddy » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:02 pm

Loved the way all the carriage doors
were left open like that.
Then the trains with the corridor
came into being.
Don't think they started at the Point
though.
Think maybe from Goraghwood to
Belfast/Dublin.

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#49 Post by gerrybradley » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:24 pm

The corridor Carriages were on the Warrenpoint line an odd time,the were great when we were up and down to school in Newry.you could walk along the corridor and meet your mates wherever they we're.I seem to remember they were more comfortable than the usual carriages..I don't think they were intended for school use.

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#50 Post by xpaddy » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:37 pm

Oh yes they were more comfortable
than the carriages just off the platform.
I went to School in Newry from '57 -'59.
and never had the luxury of corridor
ones then.

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#51 Post by gerrybradley » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:43 pm

Was in Newry school ,the Abbey primary and secondary from 61to 69.the trains stopped 64/65 then we had to busy it.wasn't the same craic.

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#52 Post by gerrybradley » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:45 pm

Sorry we had to bus it,I need better glasses..

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#53 Post by xpaddy » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:35 pm

10 pence seems to come to mind, for
what we had to pay going by train
to School.

We got it back.
Not sure if it was 1xmonth or once every
2 weeks.

Those taking the bus had tickets
supplied to them, so didn't have to
go through this procedure.

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#54 Post by Brian » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:24 pm

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#55 Post by xpaddy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:59 pm

Great photo Brian.

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#56 Post by mags » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:13 pm

Photo No. 4. on 1st. page. I've just had it confirmed that the very tall man in the middle of the crowd
is my late Brother-in-Law Reg Longden who was married to my late eldest sister Myrtle.
The lady in the floral dress carrying a bag is I think my late cousin Mary Wray.

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#57 Post by TGM » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:52 pm

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#58 Post by gerrybradley » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:21 pm

You can see the Station has closed down when this was taken,the front car park is deserted except for the Mini.you can see the weeds starting to take over,that wouldn't have happened if the Station was in use.the signals and signal box are still in place,so it must be quite soon after the station closed.an awful shame.

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