©Barry Carse This is the down starter from the platform road at Navan Station.
The signal arms themselves do not operate at this end of the station, only the lower square shaped shunting signal does, as the section of line to the Tara Mines is a siding.
Michael Murphy looked to have won the match for Donegal, only for Donal Lenihan to equalise.
We were getting ready for extra-time, until Patrick Mc Brearty swung over from distance to grab the headlines.
8 July 2017; Paddy Mc Bearty of Donegal celebrates after scoring his side’s winning point during the closing moments of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A match between Meath and Donegal at Páirc Tailteann in Navan, Co Meath.
Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile LAST week’s game in Navan might only have been a Round 3 qualifier, but the smiles on the faces of Donegal people after the match said it all.
Closer shot of the semaphore signal arm at the west end of Navan Station.
The freight yard at the station, adjacent to the water tower has been out of use since the late 1970s.
At the east end of the station the line crosses the River Boyne on a fine stone built viaduct.
Limerick, were shortly replaced by the large covered wagons which still operate on the Tara traffic today.
©Barry Carse By the end of August 1977, the standard Tara Mines wagons had entered traffic, seen here in their original blue livery been lead by loco No.024, which is arriving into Navan across the Boyne Viaduct located at the east end of the station.
Meath, was first served by rail in February 1850 when the Dublin & Belfast Jct Railway built a line running from Drogheda to Navan, and eventually to Oldcastle.