Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway
this fascinating account of the last years of the Sligo, Leitrim
and Northern Counties Railway, Michael Hamilton creates vivid
life in a level crossing gatehouse
work of a boy porter in Dromahaire
duties of a guard on the trains travelling between Sligo
recalls the great characters of the line including: Tommy
McTiernan, Boss Brannigan and Owen Rooney and his descriptions
of passengers - the smugglers, the Scottish visitors, the
honeymooners - are always direct and frequently humorous.
book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of
the social, cultural and commercial life of the mid-decades
of the last century - the era of house dances, country shops,
card playing and céilíing.
Above all, the author
makes us aware of the enormous influence of the S.L. &
N.C.R. and the affection in which it was held by so many people.