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Down Memory Line
Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway

Michael Hamilton

€10.00 EUR

In this fascinating account of the last years of the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway, Michael Hamilton creates vivid pictures of:

  • family life in a level crossing gatehouse
  • the work of a boy porter in Dromahaire
  • the duties of a guard on the trains travelling between Sligo and Enniskillen

He recalls the great characters of the line including: Tommy McTiernan, Boss Brannigan and Owen Rooney and his descriptions of passengers - the smugglers, the Scottish visitors, the honeymooners - are always direct and frequently humorous.

This book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the social, cultural and commercial life of the mid-decades of the last century - the era of house dances, country shops, card playing and céilíing.

Above all, the author makes us aware of the enormous influence of the S.L. & N.C.R. and the affection in which it was held by so many people.


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