Waterford & Tramore Railway --:
The Waterford & Tramore Railway was one of the most unusual railways in Ireland, as it was not connected to any other railway network in the country. It was totally independent. The train travelled the journey of seven and a quarter miles on 5ft. 3ins gauge line from Railway Square, Tramore to Manor Street Station (known as Railway Square as well) in Waterford. There were no other stations between Waterford and Tramore. The railway opened for business on the 15th. of September 1853. Unfortunately it is no longer with us but we can still see traces of its existance in many parts of the town.
The station building in Tramore, which is now in a sorry state and part of it is being used as a taxi depot, is still in use. There are plans that it might be turned into a local museum. The Manor Street Station, was demolished in the mid sixties. I never travelled on the train myself because it closed down long before I was born. Mr. O'Neachtain is the only teacher in the school who travelled on it, as he grew up in Waterford. The line closed on 31st. December 1960. You can still see signs that we once had a railway in and around Tramore, as many of the sleepers are still in use as gate posts by local farmers.
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