Waterford & Tramore Railway --:The First Train
Here is an account of the first day 's service from a local newspaper --:
"It was a big day for the first train to Tramore and all the fields along the route were dotted with people all out to catch a glimpse of the new wonder. For many it was their first look at "the iron horse that pulls the cars behind it".
Tramore at this time was beginning to expand and in a stroke of genius the company announced that people building new houses in Tramore would have their building materials carried free by the new railway. The Directors also presented each person who was building in Tramore with a free travel pass on the railway for five years. Many took up this generous offer.
The Directors also issued free travel passes to the Christian Brothers, the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Sisters of Charity to travel as often as they liked between Tramore and Watterford.
The Directors also did a deal with the Grand Hotel in Tramore and offered a special
rate for rail and hotel tickets. If you booked into the Grand Hotel in Tramore for a week,
you received a free return rail ticket into Waterford free. The train service was a great
success from it first day of service. Such was the crush for the 7.30pm train in the first
week that the police had to be called in to prevent a riot.