Carrolls Cross

Carrolls Cross, is merely a town land in Co.Waterford, where a number of roads meet, the main one been the N25 Waterford/Dungarvan Road. Roughly parallel to this route was the 1878 built Waterford & Dungarvan Railway's line. This line, taken over by the Great Southern & Western in 1901 became part the main Rosslare to Cork line via Mallow. Passenger services over the Mallow to Waterford line ceased in 1967, but the section between Waterford and Dungarvan remained in use to serve Ballinacourty magnesite plant. These trains ceased running in 1982 when the plant closed, and the line became semi derelict, with the last movement on route been late as 1990. Carrolls Cross station had just one platform and shelter. The crossing keepers house, which remains albeit rebuilt considerably, also acted as the booking office. The track through the station was finally lifted in the late 1990s.
121 Class locomotive No.B131 pauses at Carrolls Cross with a Waterford to Mallow service in the late 1960s. The station only had a single platform, along with a corrugated iron shelter. ©Waterford & Suir Valley Railway In June 1985, 141 Class loco No.159 approaches Carrolls Cross with CIE's annual weed spraying train en route from Waterford to Ballinacourty. On the left is the station building/gate keepers house. ©David Parks Another view of Carrolls Cross, showing the level crossing and the rear of the station building with loco No.159 passing in June 1985. The station has since been rebuilt and crossing gates removed. ©David Parks Carrolls Cross Station today, looking east towards Waterford from the former level crossing. The station building here has been considerably rebuilt in recent years; it was originally a small single storey structure.
The single platform at the former Carrolls Cross Station remains, now part of the back garden of the former station house. It is located on the Waterford side of the level crossing. There was a loop siding at the station until closure to passenger and goods services in March 1967. This the trackbed of the former line on the Mallow side of the level crossing at Carrolls Cross Station. As the derelict track was only removed in the late 1990s, there are still some ballast evident on the trackbed. Carrolls Cross, viewed from the road on the approach to the former level crossing. The station was located just off the main N25 road to Waterford. Surprisingly the sign warning road users of the gated level crossing at Carrolls Cross Station remains in situ, despite that the line as well as the crossing gates has been gone for more than 10 years. The station itself can be seen in the background.