Collooney MGWR

This is the Midland Great Western Railway station in Collooney on the Dublin to Sligo line, Co.Sigo. The two storey station building is one the smaller ones on the MGWR line from Mullingar. The goods shed at the south end also remains. The former up platform which was taken out of use by the Great Southern Railway in the early 1930s was recently demolished to allow the down platform to be widened and extended. Just north of the station the 1895 constructed Great Southern & Western Railway line from Claremorris joins the Sligo line at Collooney North Jct. The line to Claremorris closed to passengers in 1963, and to goods in 1975.
This is the Midland Great Western's station at Collooney, looking north towards Sligo. Out of the three railway stations in Collooney, only the MGWR station remains open. On the right can be seen the former up platform, out of use since the 1930s. A view looking south towards Dublin from the down platform at Collooney. On the right can be seen the former goods shed. The track through the station has since been re-aligned to allow the platform to be widened. A view looking north towards Sligo from the end of the platform at Collooney. The MGWR once had double track from here to Sligo until 1958, though the section here had been removed by the 1930s. The brick waiting shelter on the former up platform at Collooney. This platform has been out of use since the loop was removed by the Great Southern Railway in the 1930s, and has since been demolished.
A typical corrugated iron railway hut, seen at the southern end of Collooney Station. It has since been removed following the re-alignment of the line. Some floral decoration on the up side of Collooney Station. This is Collooney 'North Jct', where the former Great Southern & Western line from Claremorris joined the MGWR's Sligo line. An old signal post marks the site of the former trackbed.