Summit of Waterford-New Ross rail line, seen from the rear cab of 149

This shot was taken from the rear cab while travelling backwards, and shows some of the considerable engineering feats of the Waterford to New Ross branch line. This rock cutting would have been excavated by explosives and manual digging, and took many months to cut. The permanent way is in good condition, probably as a result of good drainage caused by the falling gradient.

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