Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim, on the Midland Great Western Railway's Dublin to Sligo line retains almost all of its original station buildings, such as the former signal box, footbridge and well maintained waiting room on the up platform, most of which date from 1862. The station is one of the most tidiest and attractive on the Sligo line. In 1988 the station at Carrick-on-Shannon ceased to be a block post and the loop and sidings were all removed leaving a very much simplified and underused station. Nowadays with the heavy investment on the Sligo line, a new loop has been re-instated just beyond the platforms beside the former goods shed, and the station buildings were restored.