West Cork Railways, Birth, Beauty and Betrayal

On the 13th February, Chris Larkin entertained a large crowd with an excellent talk based on his book “West Cork Railways, Birth, Beauty and Betrayal”
Chris’s wonderful publication provides a unique visual and historical record of the West Cork railways as he warmly remembers the lifetime of the rail system in a travelogue which allows readers to hop on to a West Cork train and savour the journey of a bygone era.
Using an older style projector with slides, and giving a super informative as well as entertaining talk, Chris was able to keep the crowd fascinated with a mix of facts and wonderful evocative stories.
With some of his own illustrations, and a stunning collection of original images and documents, Chris gave an excellent talk that was thoroughly enjoyed!

The image on the poster is of a No.5, an 0-6-2T locomotive built for the Cork and Macroom Railway Company, by Andrew Barclay and Sons of Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1904. Image was provided by Chris Larkin.

Chris’s book is available on line and in book stores.

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