Newcastle, Co.Wicklow, is the only sizeable village on the stretch of coastline between Greystones and Wicklow. The station, located by the sea on the main Dublin to Rosslare line, was opened with the Dublin Wicklow & Wexford Railway in August 1856. The station, which consisted of up & down platforms with station buildings on the up side, and waiting room on the down platform, closed in March 1964. The section from Newcastle south to Wicklow was double track for 50 years, from 1877 to 1927 .The 1923 built Dublin South Eastern Railway style signal cabin remained in use for controlling the passing loop and sidings on the seaward side until 1968. Today, only the D&WR station building on the up side remains, along with the bare up & down platforms.
Ex LMS NCC WT 2-6-4 tank loco No.4 heads south past the former Newcastle Station with an Railway Preservation Society of Ireland special from Bray. Loco No.4, built at Derby in 1947, is seen again but running bunker first north through Newcastle Station with the return RPSI special from Wicklow. The former Newcatle Station, looking north towards Dublin. The station building and both up & down platforms remain, but the signal cabin and waiting room adjacent to the building are long gone. Newcastle Station, looking south towards Wicklow from the up side of the line. On the left can be seen the former goods shed on the down platform.
The single storey Dublin & Wicklow Railway station building at Newcastle, complete with name board and red painted Great Southern Railway trespassing sign. Closer shot of the station building at Newcastle, complete with D&WR date, name board and GSR tresspassing sign. The station was opened in 1856, and closed in March 1964. The remains of the former goods shed, located on the down platform at Newcastle Station. The sidings which once existed behind this shed were washed away many years ago. This is where the 1923 built Dublin South Eastern Railway signal cabin on the up platform once stood, is marked by the gap in the platform face for its levers.
An unusual view at Newcastle Station, looking north towards Wicklow. The line was doubled in 1857 between Greystones and Wicklow, but was singled in 1927 by the GSR. The pedestrian level crossing warning sign at Newcastle Station, complete with UK style LC sign.