Glenfarne, Co.Leitrim, on the former Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway line from Enniskillen to Sligo. The SLNCR line closed in October 1957, following the closure of the Great Northern Railway's lines to the west of Enniskillen. Glenfarne retains all its station buildings dating from its opening in January 1880, these include the typical single storey stone station building, complete with canopy, albeit much extended. Opposite the single platform is the SLNCR goods shed and loading bank, where up to the early 1920s, a 2ft gauge goods line terminated there from the nearby Glenfarne Hall estate. At the west end of the station is one of only two surviving SLNCR Saxby & Farmers stone built signal cabins, which remains remarkably intact, complete with original window panes. Irish customs officials inspected trains here following the creation of the border between the Irish Rep. & Northern Ireland in 1922, and to this day the custom hut, complete with name board remains at the station.
This is the Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties station at Glenfarne, showing the stone built station building dating from January 1880, with the customs shelter on the left. The original single storey building at Glenfarne has been extended considerably but to pleasing effect. This view is on the single platform looking east towards Enniskillen. The small stone built goods shed at Glenfarne Station, complete with canopy. This view is from the station forecourt. Another shot of the goods shed, but from the station platform and showing the goods platform. To the left a short 2ft gauge goods line once terminated here running from the Glenfarne Hall estate.
The customs examination hut, made of corrugated iron, at Glanfarne station. It hasn't been used now in more than fifty years by the Irish customs officials. 'Customs & Excise', customs examinations usually took place at Belcoo or Glenfarne station on the border between the Irish Republic & Northern Ireland. A view from the west end of Glenfarne, looking towards the main station buildings, showing the long single platform. Although not evidently restored, the Saxby & Farmers style SLNCR signal cabin located at the west end of Glenfarne Station remains largely intact.
Another shot of the signal cabin, one of only two surviving on the former SLNCR line, the other being at Belcoo. The signal cabin retains its original window panes. The trackbed of the SLNCR line at the west end of Glenfarne Station, looking towards Sligo. The track was lifted by the end of 1959, some two years after the line closed. The approach to the SLNCR station at Glenfarne. Some of the buildings have been extended since railway days. The main station building is to the left background, and the building on the right is the station masters house. This shot shows the stone abutments of the former rail overbridge which was located a the east end of the station, Glenfarne village is behind me.