Disused Railway – Dungarvan to Waterford

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Waterford
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  • Distance63.27 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude0 m
  • Peak103 m
  • Climb282 m
  • Descent279 m

The Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway Company, was set-up in 1872. This 43 mile stretch of railway was the most expensive line to be built in Ireland at the time, as it followed the most difficult route of any railway in the South. It was a very hilly line with a series of sharp curves, a tunnel 418 feet long near Durrow and two viaducts, one at Durrow and the other at Ballyvoyle. It also included a great number of under and over bridges and three road crossings at Dungarvan. (www.wsvrailway.ie)

A section of dismantled railway which is not developed as a walking/cycle route

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