Cappagh, Co.Waterford, served one of the less populated areas between Lismore and Dungarvan. The Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway opened their line between Lismore and Dungarvan in 1878, later taken over by the Great Southern & Western. Cappagh Station was latterly a halt, boasting just one platform with no passing loop or signal cabin, however a siding was provided at the east end of the station serving the small stone built goods shed. The station building at Cappagh is a single storey stone structure, complete with small veranda on the platform side, held up by two ornate columns. The station remained open to both passenger and goods traffic until the Mallow to Waterford line closed in 1967. Today, both the single platform, station building and goods shed survive in a very good condition. At the western end of the station the railway crossed the N72 road at right angles, the former level crossing of which is still evident today.
On the platform at Cappagh Station, looking west towards Mallow. The latter day halt only ever had one platform with no passing loop or signal cabin. The pre-1925 Great Southern & Western Railway name board on the platform at Cappagh Station. The single storey stone built station building at Cappagh, with the nameboard visible. Note the veranda on the platform, with cast iron supports similar to that found at nearby Cappoquin. A view looking east towards waterford from the end of the platform at Cappagh. The small goods yard was located beyond the garden shed.
The small stone built goods shed still survives at the eastern end of Cappagh Station. Goods traffic was still handled here until closure in 1967. The original wooden gates at the access road to Cappagh Station still survive. At the western end of Cappagh Station the line crossed the N72 road on the level. The line ran between the crossing keepers house on the left and the two surviving gate posts. Surprisingly the level crossing gate on the eastern side of Cappagh level crossing survives, seen here across the former trackbed.
This is the level crossing east of Cappagh, located nearer to the town land the station served. The small stone built crossing keepers house survives here, the fence marks the former trackbed. Like the level crossing on the N72 at Cappagh Station, the hump where the line crossed road is still evident at this location.