Newmarket, Co.Cork, was the terminus of the 1889 built Great Southern & Western Railway built branch line from Banteer on the Mallow to Tralee line. The branch lost its passenger and goods services in January 1947. However goods traffic recommenced in 1956 with newer motive power acquired, this been CIE's 4-wheel G Class Deutz diesel locos, which proved successful. However despite healthy goods traffic CIE closed the branch completely in February 1963. The station at Newmarket, which consists of a single platform and single storey stone built station building survives intact, and is now used as offices for a local industry that occupy the former station site. The red bricked GSWR station masters house is also now a private residence.
Newmarket Station, terminus of the short branch line from Banteer on the Tralee line. The station, which partly retains its single platform, dates from April 1889. The single storey station building at Newmarket, largely built of stone. The station last saw a regular passenger since in 1947, although some specials continued right until the complete closure of the branch line in February 1963. The single platform at Newmarket Station, survives remarkably intact. The glass porch is of course a recent addition to the former station. Adjacent to Newmarket Station is the typical Great Southern & Western Railway brick station masters house, dating from the 1880s.
The former goods yard at Newmarket Station, it is unclear if any other station buildings survive. Note the stone banked wall on the right. A gate entrance, which leads down from the road into the yard at the former Newmarket Station. The steps from where the gate entrance leads down to can be seen in this shot, along with the station yard retaining walls. The yard entrance at Newmarket Station. Regular goods services on the branch, hauled by the small CIE G Class locomotives, ceased in 1963.