Inny Junction

Inny Junction Station, Co.Westmeath, on the Midland Great Western Railway's Dublin to Sligo line, has to rank as one of the most isolated stations on the Irish railway network. The junction, named after the adjacent Inny River, was where the MGWR's 1856 built line to Cavan diverged. So remote was this station, located mainly in bogland and accessed by two narrow dirt roads, it was closed by the Great Southern Railway in 1931, and from then on junction was remotely controlled from Multyfarnham signal cabin further south. The Cavan line lost its passenger services in 1947, but remained in use until 1960, when it finally closed to goods. There isn't much left of Inny Jct station today, although the formation of the former junction can still be clearly seen.
This is the site of Inny Junction, where the 1856 built line to Cavan diverged from the main Dublin to Sligo line. The trackbed of the former Cavan line converges from the left, and between it and the main line was the former station which featured three platforms. This is the trackbed of the line to Cavan at Inny Jct, with the main line to Sligo just visible on the left. The station building at Inny was located within the 'v' of the junction, and was closed in October 1941. There are few traces of the isolated junction at Inny. which once boasted station buildings, signal cabin and a locomotive shed. The only remnants left are old railway sleepers recovered from the lifting of the Cavan line seen here. Another view of the station site of Inny Jct. In the foreground is a dirt road which crosses the Sligo line a this point and was the only access road to the station. Following the closure of the signal cabin at Inny in 1930, the points at the junction were remotely controlled from nearby Multyfarnham.