Curry, Co.Mayo, is one of the small wayside stations on the currently disused Claremorris to Collooney line, the 'Burma Road', opened in 1895 by the Great Southern & Western Railway. Curry has a typical Burma Rd style station building, but with just one platform and small goods shed. The line lost its passenger services in 1963, and closed to goods in 1975. Curry however had lost its goods services even before the line had closed when the siding to the goods shed was removed in June 1963. Today the station building is a private residence, as is the goods shed, complete with platform. The line through Curry remains in situ, albeit disused.
Curry station, on the Claremorris to Collooney 'Burma Rd', which closed in 1975. The track had recently been cleared of vegetation. This is the smalll goods shed at Curry station, which served by a single siding until 1963. The station at Curry village only ever had one platform, with a siding serving the goods shed at the north end of the station. The station opened with the line in 1895 and closed to passenger and goods in July 1963, though the line remained in use until 1975. This was the former goods loading bank, located on the down side of the line. The goods shed can be seen in the background.
Curry Station did not pocess a signal cabin; the siding once sited on the left was operated by a ground lever frame. At Curry Station we see this standard Great Southern Railway/CIE corruigated iron lamp shed. This is the two arched stone river bridge just south of Curry Station spanning the Owengarve River A view from the Owengarve River bridge, looking north towards Sligo showing the disused line, with Curry Station visible. The 'Burma Road' as it was known had many gradients.
A view looking south towards Claremorris from the Owengarve River near Curry Station. In the foreground the disused state of the line can clearly be seen with the rotting sleepers. This is the Drumbaun South level crossing and gate keepers house at the northern extremity of Curry Station. Drumbaun South level crossing following the clearance of vegetation, which has revealed the disused rusty track. A view looking towards Curry Station from Drumbaun South crossing. The one time goods siding ended in a headshunt on the right beyond the crossing.
Drumbaun South level crossing from the road side. Today new crossing gates have been installed to prevent access to the disused line. In July 2004 this tractor was parked confidently on the disused track south of Curry village.