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Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History. Volum

Creedon, J.C.

The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History. Volume 1: 1849 – 1899 / Volume 2: 1900-1950 / Volume 3: 1951-1961-1976.

Three Volumes (Complete set). Cork, self-published, 1989-1991. 15 x 21 cm. 162, 248 pages with several illustrations. Original Softcover. Very good condition. Very Rare ! Signed by author. Personal letter from author with an old Royal Bank of Scotland One Pound note attached as ephemera loosely inserted. [The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway]

Includes the following chapters: Ballinhassig Aerial Ropeway / New American Engines / Reconstruction of the Chetwynd Viaduct / Cork Exhibition Years 1902/1903 / New Bandon Tank Engines / Albert Quay alterations / Opening of City Railway / The Kinsale Crash / Macroom Passenger Closure / Locomotives and Rolling Stock / etc. 1955 Busiest Ever Summer / 1960 New Clonakilty Connection / 1961 Massive Protests – Last Train / 1965 Lifting Complete – IRRS Special / 1981 – 1991 More Destruction and Road Conversion etc. Clonakilty Connection / New Skibberen Connection etc.

Colm Creedon b. 1934, died comparatively young in 2001. He lived on the Magazine Road, was educated at Presentation College in Cork. His father worked with the railways on Albert Road. He worked with Thompson’s bakery, McCurtain Street in an administrative capacity. He drove a Morris Minor and spent much time researching in the old Cork City Reference Library on the Grand Parade. His real passion was the railways of West Cork. In his history of the system he recounts when the diesel railcars came in 1954 to the closure of the system in 1961 ‘the following seven years were the happiest years of my life, with endless journeys by train with my parents and friends throughout West Cork. By now, it had developed far beyond a mere interest – I had become obsessed with the whole scene and neglected nearly everything else in my life. I naturally thought it would go on forever, so when the end came in 1961 I was shattered’. (durrushistory.com)

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Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.
Colm Creedon, The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. An Illustrated History.