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Last Train leaves Harcourt Station.31/12/1958

Last Train leaves Harcourt Station, Dublin
31/12/1958.

From the Irish Independent on New Year's Day, an hour after the last train had left Harcourt Station at 4.25 p.m.

The 100-year-old terminus bore a derelict look as a sad-faced staff locked up for the last time. The departure of the last train will be long remembered by hundreds of people. Among the 500 passengers, there were young children who were having their first and last train journey on that route. Hundreds of people gathered at the station to watch the end of the service. As the train moved out promptly on schedule, fog signals exploded and passengers waved to the crowds on the platform.

With tears in her eyes, Mrs Maggie McLoughlin, of York St., who had been selling newspapers at the station for 39 years, said good-bye alone and unnoticed at a corner of the station. At Bray, hundreds of people were waiting on the station to greet the train when it arrived. Some young men attempted to remove fittings as souvenirs but were prevented by the guard on duty

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Last Train leaves Harcourt Station, Dublin<br />
31/12/1958.<br />
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From the Irish Independent on New Year's Day, an hour after the last train had left Harcourt Station at 4.25 p.m.<br />
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The 100-year-old terminus bore a derelict look as a sad-faced staff locked up for the last time. The departure of the last train will be long remembered by hundreds of people. Among the 500 passengers, there were young children who were having their first and last train journey on that route. Hundreds of people gathered at the station to watch the end of the service. As the train moved out promptly on schedule, fog signals exploded and passengers waved to the crowds on the platform. <br />
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With tears in her eyes, Mrs Maggie McLoughlin, of York St., who had been selling newspapers at the station for 39 years, said good-bye alone and unnoticed at a corner of the station. At Bray, hundreds of people were waiting on the station to greet the train when it arrived. Some young men attempted to remove fittings as souvenirs but were prevented by the guard on duty