Nobber, Co.Meath, is one of the small villages to be served by the independently built line which ran between Navan and Kingscourt, which opened in 1872, and was largely operated by the Midland Great Western. The station only had one platform, single storey station building and stone built goods shed located on the up side of the line. There were two goods sidings, one serving the goods shed. Passenger services on the Kingscourt branch ceased in 1947, but the line remained in use for gypsum traffic until 2001, but has since been disconnected near Navan at Tara Junction. The station building and platform at Nobber remain in a derelict condition, but the goods shed is presently used as hay store for an adjacent farm.
In the early 1970s, 001 Class loco No.043 takes a loaded gypsum train from Kingscourt through the small disused station at Nobber. ©Barry Carse Northern Ireland Railways railbus, No.RB3, heads past Nobber with the 'Cavan Coup' railtour from Kingscourt to Drogheda in May 1990. ©Colm O' Callaghan Friday 7th June 2002 saw the annual weed spraying train visit Kingscourt, where 141 Class loco No.175 is seen passing Nobber on the return journey to Drogheda. ©Colm O' Callaghan A more recent view of the small wayside station at Nobber, looking north towards Kingscourt from the adjacent overbridge. The buildings are slowly disappearing behind the trees and shrubs.
The single platform station at Nobber, looking south towards Navan. The derelict single storey station building is hiding behind the trees. The overgrown station building and platform at Nobber. The station has been in a semi derelict state since closure as far back as 1947. The derelict station building at Nobber, now partially collapsed. It has not seen a regular passenger since January 1947. The nearer brick structure is the toilet block. The wooden door and window frames still retain CIE's green livery. The interior of the ruined Nobber Station, now used as dump for various materials.
The stone built goods shed located on the up side of line at Nobber Station. The building is now a hay store for an adjacent farm. The goods shed, as viewed from the railway side of the station at Nobber. The site of the siding is also heavily overgrown. The metal railing for the sliding wooden doors on the goods shed are still attached to the structure. A view looking north towards Kingscourt from the end of the derelict platform at Nobber Station, with the rails just visible. The road overbridge at the southern end of Nobber Station, which is not common feature on the cheaply built Kingscourt branch. This view is looking towards Kingscourt.
A view of the overgrown line on the southern approach to the Nobber Station, as seen from the road overbridge. The line was still passable in June 2002 when 175 approached Nobber Station with the annual weed spraying train from Drogheda to Kingscourt. ©Colm O' Callaghan The residential Railway View, or Station View, in Nobber village. The narrow road continues around the house to reach the former station and adjacent farm.