The small village of Florencecourt, Co.Fermanagh, was served by the former 1881 built Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway line, which ran from Enniskillen to Sligo. Florencecourt Station is the first stopping place west of Enniskillen on the SLNCR line. The typical single storey SLNCR station building retains its canopy and single platform. The platform opposite it serves the brick built goods shed, which in later years handled tar and bitumen traffic. The only building missing from Florencecourt is the typical Saxby & Farmers signal cabin, which appears to have been demolished, it was once located adjacent to the level crossing. Unfortunately the SLNCR line closed in October 1957, and the line was lifted by the end of 1959.
This is the SLNCR station at Florencecourt, looking west towards Sligo. The station is now a private residence, the line having closed in October 1959. The only structure missing today at Florencecourt is the Saxby & Farmers style signal cabin which was once sited by the level crossing. The stone built single storey station building at Florencecourt, seen complete with its preserved canopy. The building remains largely unchanged since closed in 1959. The station opened with the line in March 1879. Close up of the well preserved canopy at Florencecourt Station. The station only ever had one platform. The station had a loop however, used mainly for goods traffic. A view along the single platform at Florencecourt, looking west towards Sligo. On the left can be seen the brick built goods shed, which once handled such traffic as tar.
A view looking east towards Enniskillen at Florencecourt Station, with the end ramp of the platform in the foreground. A view of the single platform at Florencecourt, taken at the east end of the station. The grassy platform remains in good condition. A view of the goods shed at Florencecourt, as viewed from the road side. The shed and goods platform on the left were served by a loop siding. This is the eastern end of the goods shed at Florencecourt Station, which at this end was constructed of corrugated iron.
This location was used for a photograph featuring a goods train in the SLNCR 1950s timetable, photographed by railway historian Neil Sprinks. The SLNCR trackbed west of Florencecourt Station has now been turned into a small laneway. This view is looking towards Sligo.