Valentia Harbour railway station

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Valentia Harbour
Old Goods Shed, Reenard - geograph.org.uk - 1009096.jpg
Remains of the goods shed at Valentia Harbour station. Photograph taken on 22 September 2008.
Location Reenard, County Kerry
Ireland
Coordinates 51°55′47″N 10°16′40″W / 51.92969°N 10.277785°W / 51.92969; -10.277785Coordinates: 51°55′47″N 10°16′40″W / 51.92969°N 10.277785°W / 51.92969; -10.277785
History
Original company Great Southern and Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Southern and Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Southern and Western Railway
Key dates
12 September 1893 Station opens
1 February 1960 Station closes

Valentia Harbour railway station was on the Great Southern and Western Railway which ran from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour in the Republic of Ireland. It was the most westerly railway station in Europe.

Next stop, America!

History[edit]

A station at Valentia Harbour was suggested from as early as 1846, as there were suggestions that the Harbour should be used as a packet station for services to the United States of America.[1]

However, it took much longer to come to fruition and the station was finally opened on 12 September 1893.[2]

The station closed on 1 February 1960.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cahirciveen   Great Southern and Western Railway
Farranfore-Valentia Harbour
  Terminus
Trains in the station including a CIE 201 Class locomotive on January 30 1960.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herapath's railway journal. 1846
  2. ^ "Valentia Harbour station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-05-06.