Cahir, or sometimes spelt 'Caher', Co.Tipperary, is located on the cross country line between Waterford and Limerick. The station ceased to be a block post in 1988 when the signal cabin closed and all points and sidings were removed. Prior to this, Caher could handle bagged cement and fertiliser traffic at the former goods shed located at the east end of the station. The station still retains its out of use platform on the down side, complete with footbridge and waiting room, which boasts a large Irish name board. The main station building is similar to those on the Great Southern & Western lines, despite the line had been built by the Waterford & Limerick Railway. Just west of the station is the famous Caher viaduct across the River Suir, which was the scene of two accidents, in 1959 and recently in 2003.
Not much of Cahir Station is visible in this photo of 141 Class locos Nos.171+141, which are seen at the head of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's 'Comeragh Railtour', operating from Waterford to Limerick Junction. Another view of locos Nos.171+141 at Cahir Station, seen from the up platform. No.141, first member of the 141 Class has since been preserved by the RPSI, while No.171 is the last of the class to remain in service with Irish Rail. Both locos dated from 1962. This is Cahir Station on a much quieter day, looking east towards Waterford. The down platform on the left has been out of use since the loop and signal cabin were removed in 1988, although the Victorian footbridge remains in situ. The track appears rustry in this view looking west towards Limerick. In August 2004 the line through Cahir was closed due to the collapse of the viaduct across the River Suir just west of the station.
This is the rather vintage looking waiting shelter on the up platform at Cahir Station. There are very few name boards on the Irish Rail network which feature the old Irish script as seen here on the shelter. This is the goods shed at Cahir, located at the east end of the station, which still retains its wooden canopy. Until the sidings were removed in 1988, Cahir handled bagged cement and fertilizer traffic. One of CIE's 1980s T-board sign on the disused down platform at Cahir Station. Cahir can also be sometimes spelt as 'Caher'. Bulk cement wagon No.25173's shaped shell was ripped apart in the accident, like the other wagons in the train. These flimsy 4-wheel wagons were built in batches between 1962 and 1967. The fleet has since been scrapped since withdrawal of cement traffic on Irish Rail in 2009.
The remains of an elevated siding which once extended out beyond the goods yard at Cahir Station. Part of the track and buffer stop remains in situ. In the early 1990s one of the Irish Traction Group's G Class locomotives, No.G611, was stored here until removal to nearby Carrick-on-Suir. The cause of the aforementioned Cahir Viaduct collapse involved these cement wagons, which plumated into the River Suir with catastrophic results as can been seen after recovery. The raillway line through Cahir is located on high ground and an embankment in order to cross the River Suir, and as such the stone built station building here is located on two levels. This is the Cahir Viaduct after repair, with the Galty Mountains forming a backdrop to this photo. In the early 1950s a sugar beet train crashed through the bridge decking into the Suir after it had been diverged into a siding which stopped short of the viaduct, killing the driver and fireman.