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Unread 15-01-2011, 16:36   #62
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Hi there, I can see that this forum is focused on providing a service to the 21st Century Irish rail passenger and I hope this post is not too far off the topic of saving Waterford-Rosslare.

In the 1970s the rail bridge over the River Barrow between Waterford and Wellingtonbridge was far and away the most direct link from southern County Wexford to Waterford- the closest road route went through New Ross. Has that changed? If not, IE has failed to capitalise on a major advantage.

My interest is as the great-grandson of an Irish railwayman who died in an accident on the line shortly after it was opened in 1906. I know my great-grandfather's surname was Carr and he died in a head-on collision, leaving a widow and ten children who then moved to a railwayman's hostel at Rosslare.

I cannot find any description through search engines. Can anyone here provide a suitable link?
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