Ammonia swansong as 005 passes Drumcondra with tanks for Shelton

1 AUGUST 1980

The Ammonia train, between Marino Point, outside Cork city, to Shelton Abbey near Arklow, was always known colloquially as the "Train of Death"! In all its years of operation it never had a serious incident, although I remember a minor problem at Shelton when someone did not secure a valve. For many years it was in the charge of 'A' class engines; I believe they were removed from the roster around 1985. This picture is my swansong to them, simply because it is a nice evening shot! The time was 20:06 near Drumcondra, and the train was the 15:05 ex Marino Point.

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