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Old Railways, New Tracks! | Pat McCarrick Photography
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Old Railways, New Tracks!

I take most of the images used by Sligo Greenway Co-op in connection with their website and media activity. I do this for a few reasons; I love walking and cycling, I do hope that our local disused railway will be made into a greenway some day but most of all, it gets me out in nature with my camera.1-DSC_1479

The romance of the railway era is still to be found along the tracks, even though they are now disused and overgrown. The line and its tired sleepers, the old station houses, the bridges and the culverts are all still there. They are to be marveled at and enjoyed for the back-breaking but skillful work that went into their creation back in the late 1800s.

Even the broken shacks that stood at rural crossings retain much of the mystery and charm of that bygone era when the train and the people who lived in these simple railway houses were part of the fabric of every community where the line operated. It is unlikely the train will ever run again on these tracks but a great value still remains. It could be a greenway, and I personally hope it will be, but it will always be a place to go and capture a few images; reminders of times past and inspirations for new beginnings.DSC_0179

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Pat McCarrick Photography

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