The large town of Nenagh, north Co.Tipperary, was one of the larger towns to be served by the Great Southern & Western Railway's 1863 built line from Limerick to Ballybrophy. The station consisted of up & down platforms, with the main station building, a two storey stone built structure, and a signal cabin, located on the up side. At the north end of the station were an extensive goods yard, as well as a locomotive depot. In 1989, Nenagh signal cabin was closed and the loop serving the down platform was removed and all sidings but one within the goods yard were lifted. The ancient GSWR footbridge leading to the former down platform has since been closed off also. The remaining siding adjacent to the former goods shed, which once handled freight traffic in the form of bagged cement and fertilizer is now used only for engineering purposes. A long awaited commuter service now operates between Nenagh and Limerick City, which boosts the line's sparse service.
141 Class locos Nos.171+152 stand at the single platform at Nenagh Station with an Irish Railway Record Society tour to Limerick, consisting of Mk3 coaching stock. The station buildings at Nenagh are located on the up platform and are built of stone. This is one of the larger Great Southern & Western Railway's structures built on the Limerick to Ballybrophy branch. | One of CIE's 1980s T-board signs at Nenagh Station, behind which is the substantial two storey station building, dating from 1863. The GSWR footbridge at Nenagh, which led to the down platform which is now longer used since the loop at the station was removed in 1989.
Another view along the up platform at Nenagh Station, looking south towards Limerick. The rather ancient wooden steps leading to the GSWR footbridge at Nenagh, which dates from the opening of the line in 1863. The down side footbridge support is rather different to the up side as seen here. Although the platform is no longer used, it is kept neat and tidy with floral displays. A view along the wooden sleeper track at south end of Nenagh Station, looking towards Limerick.
A single siding is retained at the north end of Nenagh Station, once used for the loading of bagged cement and fertiliser until the early 1990s. There was once an extensive yard on the left, and a locomotive shed to the right behind the train. The disused stone built goods shed at Nenagh Station, once used for bagged cement and fertiliser. The siding is only used nowadays for storing engineering trains. Included here is the disused Silvermines Junction, 6 miles south of Nenagh. The short branch to serve the local mines in the area opened in 1966, and fell into disuse following the cessation of barytes ore trains to Foynes in Co.Limerick in 1993. 071 Class locomotive No.072 arrives into Nenagh Station with the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's 'Province of Leinster' tour from Dublin to Limerick, consisting of Mk2 stock.