Albert Quay station in Cork City was the terminus of the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway. This railway served a number of towns and villages in west Cork such as Bantry, Bandon and Clonakilty. In the 1950s CIE dieselised the west Cork lines using AEC railcars and Metrovick C class diesels. Sadly however all of the west Cork lines were closed completely in 1961, isolating these towns in this county. Albert Quay station was linked to the Great Southern & Western Railways's Glanmire Rd station on the north side of the River Lee by the Cork City Railways, which was a tramway that ran through the streets. After 1961, Albert Quay remained in use for goods traffic, in later years been mainly oil & fertiliser, the trains using this tramway to access the yard. This too finally closed in 1976, been replaced by the now disused North Esk terminal on the Cobh line.
These pictures of Albert Quay station were taken prior to the reconstruction work which has now removed the former train shed.