Railway Terrace – An Abandoned Train Depot in Ireland

Railway Terrace in Mullingar, Westmeath is a train depot near the current Dublin to Sligo line of the Irish railway system. It is owned by the national transportation company CIE however the Railway Preservation Society Of Ireland use it as a base to restore carriages.

The area was used during the time of the Great Western Railway and the modern Sligo line still passes nearby. It has one of only 2 railway turning tracks still in existence in Ireland. Apart from the abandoned buildings, there is quite a lot of railway machinery located around the site, most owned by the RPSI.

There was once grand plans to turn it into the National Transport Museum of Ireland however those plans never came to fruition and the area remains abandoned.

Location: Mullingar, Ireland

Category: Railway

Abandoned: Unknown

Abandoned Railway Terrace in Mullingar

Old Train depot

View from Railway Terrace

Houses at Railway Terrace

4 thoughts on “Railway Terrace – An Abandoned Train Depot in Ireland

  • October 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    That is the Railway Preservation Soc Of Ireland base for storage and its not being renovated, at least not as a publicly accesable museum unfortunately.

  • February 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    The tender is ex GNR, it was the original for SLEIVE GULLION. The 4w van is es GSR, no idea about the flat, but their was the old GNR Dundalk boiler truck as also here.
    A local man has an ex GSWR rail bike preserved in the town, but i have no other details.

    Yes the site is a storage base for the RPSI, carriage restoration goes on here in one building and ocasionally a 071 is required for an odd shunt when something is to go out to join the Dublin based carraige set.

    There were plans for a museum here once on a grand scale, to be the Irish National Transport Museum, it never took off because the goverment are not interested in transport heritage, not one bit, more is the pity.

  • April 6, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I spoke to a member of Irish Rail who told me the buildings were being converted. I believe there has been no movement since so it appears that it's untrue.

  • April 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Would be a fantastic site for a museum. Really beautiful area actually and near enough to the new train station. Will be doing the charity walk again this year so plan on taking updated photos.


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