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Railroad to Blessington

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Full title: The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram: a Pictorial and Social History.

Creator / Author: by Aidan Cruise (edited by Jim Corley)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 96p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: South Dublin Libraries / Local Studies Section, County Library, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

About: A popular history of the Dublin to Blessington Tram told more in pictures than words. About two-thirds of the book is made up of historical photographs and illustrations which are shown to very good effect on the glossy paper used in the book’s production.

ID number(s):9780955379871

Contents: Mayor’s introduction – Acknowledgements – Transport in the 19th century – Origins of the Dublin to Blessington Steam Tram – Accidents – Extension to Poulaphuca – Licensing Prosecution – Maintenance of the trams and line – War, rebellion and civil strife – Civil war – St. Brigid’s Sanitorium, Crooksling – Demise of the tram – Memories of the tram – Popular verse and local lore.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Contains photographs, maps and period advertisements.

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