James Moran (aged 80) (part 2)
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James Moran (aged 80) (part 2)


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James Moran was recorded where the siding was located, a quarter of a mile from the railway station in Carlow town, fronting the old beet factory. His surprise is evident when he arrives here for the first time since he retired in the 1970s, at finding that nothing remains of the original track, or the hut, which consisted of a big railway carriage with three compartments. Nothing remains where six tracks had been. He clearly describes the traffic, the movement of trains and the participation by railway men on location during night shifts when the beet carriages were overloaded with beet being drawn from the countryside to the beet factory.

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Carlow county, first series


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48 hours

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Railway stories

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe