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November 3, 1960 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

November 3, 1960 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

This is Foreman P. Doherty working on Engine 123 at Ballybrophy, Co. Laois. A bright sunny day in early November by the looks of the shadows...Date: 3 November 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 22/70 ( vtls000305221 )

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

Filming at Westland Row Station

Filming at Westland Row Station

No idea what film this was, but there are the film crew doing their stuff at Westland Row Train Station, now Pearse Station, in Dublin...Date: Friday, 24 June 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 20/89A ( vtls000306127 )

Rush & Lusk accident, Rush & Lusk, County Dublin

Rush & Lusk accident, Rush & Lusk, County Dublin

Giving the Poole collection a (well deserved) break for a while, we return today to the O'Dea collection. This shot captures some seemingly dramatic events. Whether because of the conditions at the time of the ... More

December 1, 1963, Athlone West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

December 1, 1963, Athlone West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

This is the Signal Cabin at Athlone West, Co. Westmeath...No name for the gentleman unfortunately, but as he has his CIÉ (Coras Iompair Éireann) jacket on, he's definitely a railway employee...This photo was ta... More

Wash and brush-up for Loco 42… - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Wash and brush-up for Loco 42… - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

… at Broadstone Station in Dublin, less than a month before the station closed. ( nlireland/6294892134 ) ..Date: Sunday, 12 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA24/85 ( vtls000148498 )

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

This barge had a great audience as it made its way through the lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin. And see here for a black and white ( nlireland/6095481943/ ) taken within minutes of this shot...Ph... More

April 16, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

April 16, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

A lovely capture of Mr McCollins, Station Master at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare at 3.55 p.m. (or more correctly in railway time 15:55)...Date: Saturday, 16 April 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/92 ( vtls000304958 )

US diesels arrive, North Wall, Co. Dublin

US diesels arrive, North Wall, Co. Dublin

This was the beginning of a change from British to US locomotives in the CIE livery. As the mighty Wikipedia states:.From the early 60s, CIE looked to GM, with their history of reliability. 15 121 Class were pu... More

Locomotive Tamping machine, Public domain image

Locomotive Tamping machine, Public domain image

"Tamping machine, Barretstown, Co. Kilkenny"..Granted it required a Google search to find even the basics of what a "tamper" does, but am still none-the-wiser as to the purpose of the device that seems to be pr... More

March 30, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

March 30, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

P. McCormick (Paddy?) captured in the Signal Cabin at Leixlip, Co. Kildare at 5.45 - though not sure whether it was morning or evening...Date: Thursday, 30 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/90 ( vtls000305431 )

Locomotive Filling her up, Public domain image

Locomotive Filling her up, Public domain image

This is engine 207 (aka Boyne) at Conniberry, Co. Laois. According to our catalogue, this picture was taken while 207 was "getting coal supplies". However, the consensus from comments below is that it is water ... More

March 14, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

March 14, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

These gentlemen are D. O'Sullivan and T. Miller, and the photo was taken at Kingsbridge (now Heuston) Train Station in Dublin. The photo was taken at around 1.48 p.m. or 13:48 to use train time...Flying Snail (... More

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

Shame we couldn't call these ClareMorris Minors!

Shame we couldn't call these ClareMorris Minors!

Cars and vans being transported across the country by train, taken from the footbridge at Claremorris Railway Station in Co. Mayo...Photographer: James P. O'Dea ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Author/Home?author=O'De... More

September 23, 1963 - A black and white photo of a man in a train car

September 23, 1963 - A black and white photo of a man in a train car

This is J. Hannigan operating the signal levers in Sallins North signal box, Sallins, Co. Kildare...Date: 23 September 1963..NLI Ref.: ODEA37/42 ( vtls000148623 )

Locomotive Railway Children, Public domain image

Locomotive Railway Children, Public domain image

F502 on rail train, Ennis, Co. Clare...The Córas Iompair Éireann 501 Class locomotives were built in 1955 by Walker Brothers Limited of Wigan, Lancashire for use on the narrow gauge (3 feet) lines on the West C... More

April 17, 1962, Leinster, Ireland

April 17, 1962, Leinster, Ireland

Apologies, people! Not a great photo for today's Pic of the Day, but there were slim pickings for photos taken on 17th April in the vaults of Library Towers...Anyway, this is the 225 - up train to Sligo, pictur... More

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

A bright shiny new No. 8 bus pictured on O'Connell Street, Dublin. It looks as if these men can't wait to get on board and try it out for size...Thanks to A. P. Luckwill ( apl-irl/ ) for letting us know that t... More

Great Squishing Drama of 1959 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Great Squishing Drama of 1959 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Looks as if we might be witnessing the Great Squishing Drama of 1959 at Dromod, Co. Leitrim…..Date: February 1959..NLI Ref.: ODEA 8/62 ( vtls000303207 )

March 8, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

March 8, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

A half-demolished Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street, Dublin...From the front page of the Irish Times on Tuesday, 8 March 1966:."The top of Nelson Pillar, in O'Connell street, Dublin, was blown off by a tremen... More

Locomotive October 26, 1963, Public domain image

Locomotive October 26, 1963, Public domain image

Locomotives B114 and A37 at the Inchicore Works, Dublin...Date: 26 October 1963..NLI Ref.: ODEA37/49 ( vtls000148624 )

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello (6838068046)

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello (6838068046)

This barge had a great audience as it made its way through the lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin. And see here for a black and white taken within minutes of this shot. Date: Summer 1959 NLI Ref.: WIL 77[8]