Engine No. 36 on display in Ken Station in Cork. Here’s what the Wikipedia page on the train station has to say about it:
An old locomotive is on permanent display in the concourse at Kent Station since 1950. “Engine No. 36” dates from 1847 and is displayed in the booking hall. Originally built by Bury, Curtis, and Kennedy of Liverpool at a cost of £1,955, the engine was obtained by the Great Southern and Western Railway to run services from Dublin to Cork. The engine remained in service until 1874.
She was displayed at the Cork exhibition in 1902, the Railway Centenary Exhibition in 1925 and the bi-centenary of the Royal Dublin Society at Ballsbridge in 1930. She was moved to a new position and restored by Iarnród Éireann in 2007.
I could have sworn that train was on display before 2007, maybe that page is referring to the new interior of the station?
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5 replies on “Engine No. 36”
It’s been there for as long as I can remember Donncha. Certainly at least 30 years.
Yeah I remember it being there when I was going back and forth to Dublin when I was looking for a job after college back in 1998
What? You mean Wikipedia is wrong about something? I AM SHOCKED! 😉
Happened upon your blog there, and I just want to say that I love it.
Your photography is fab to browse through, and I love how it captures Cork so well.
I shall be returning!
The first line of the wikipedia quote says it’s been on display since 1950