A class 001 with Tara Mines train at Drogheda


The mine at Tara, near Navan, Co. Meath, is oone of the few freight flows still operating on Irish railways today. It also produces the heaviest rail flow on the system and always demanded the best of motive power on its journey between Dublin's Alexandra Road and Navan. It was a regular spot for the CIE 'A' class locomotives; in this scene at Drogheda it was in the charge of 001. Drogheda is one of the best places for seeing freight today; the train on the left originates from the cement factory just outside the city. The picture was taken on 25 June 1985. See link to recent photos of Drogheda courtesy eiretrains.com


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