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Bessbrook and Newry tramway

A. T. Newham

Bessbrook and Newry tramway

by A. T. Newham

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Published by Oakwood P .
Written in English


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Statementby A.T. Newham.
SeriesLocomotion papers -- 115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21203973M

  Follow Oliver, a tram worker in the late 19th century Bessbrook. The Bessbrook to Newry Tramway was a pinnacle of travel in the 19th century and a . bessbrook to newry greenway “Bessbrook and Newry Greenway” A former tramway from Bessbrook down the hill and under the Craigmore Viaduct, carrying today’s Belfast to Dublin train, into Newry City.

  The Bessbrook and Newry tramway opened in and in the Bessbrook Spinning Company took over the tram line. The line which was over three miles long, ran through the woods and the viaduct. Bessbrook, , was the starting point of an electric tramway which ran for just over three miles between the mill town of Bessbrook to Newry. Opened in , the 3ft narrow gauge Bessbrook & Newry Tramway line survived until closure in The depot for the trams was located at Bessbrook opposite the mill and adjacent to this was the terminus station and single platform.

  "In its heyday the tramway transported , people from Newry to Bessbrook, carrying raw materials and workers from the town to the linen mill", said . Tribute for establishing the Newry Free Public Library in was paid to Henry Barcroft by the chairman of the Library Committee, the late Pat Byrne. He stated: “The library had the guidance of a first-class textile engineer, also responsible for the Bessbrook/Newry Tramway, and designing the `Model Village` of Bessbrook.


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THE BESSBROOK AND NEWRY TRAMWAY - LOCOMOTION PAPERS NUMBER Paperback – January 1, by A. Newham (Author)Author: A.

Newham. The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway. [Alan Thomas Newham] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Bessbrook & Newry Tramway.

(District). Bessbrook and Newry Tramway, to \/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Bessbrook and Newry Tramway (Locomotion Papers) Paperback – 1 Mar. by Alan Thomas Newham (Author)5/5(2). Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain.

This web publication containspages of information andimages on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Bessbrook and Newry Tramway. Newham, Alan Thomas, The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway, Oakwood Press, Tarrant Hinton [Eng.], NLI: Ir p 10, Coll.

QUB: Main Library, Belfast Campus (Special Colls) - h p TF/NEWH; Newry Journal e-zine. McCullagh, John, Bessbrook: years ago, 20 Apr ; Last run on the Bessbrook tram. Features include Slieve Gullion, Camlough Mountain, part of the Bessbrook & Newry Tramway, part of the Armagh & Newry Branch, mills and bleach works in the Keady and Darkley area, Muckno Lake etc.

On the reverse is a detailed map of Keady inincluding the Town Hall, St Matthew’s church, mills, mill pond, St Clare’s Convent, railway.

This tramway, the second hydro-electric tramway in Ireland, was opened in It ran from the edge of Bessbrook to the edge of Newry. By an ingenious arrangement of the rails the goods wagons, which had flangeless Bessbrook and Newry tramway book, could be made to run on both road or rail, Bessbrook and Newry tramway book so it was not necessary to build a line through Newry.

Vivo Bessbrook - 7 Main Street, BT35 7DJ Newry - Rated based on 33 Reviews "Great shop, staff are very friendly and helpful. Shelves are always well /5(33).

Welcome to CR Morrow Limited, a family business specialising in selling new cars, used cars, agricultural machinery as well as providing parts and car servicing in Newry, County Down. Our cars sales and agricultural sales business was established in by Mr.

CR Morrow and has now grown into a multi-franchise company representing new and used Hyundai cars, new and used Vauxhall cars as well. The tram station at Bessbrook is now the only surviving building of the tramway The trackbed from Millvale to Craigmore is still open.

It passes under the Craigmore Viaduct which was built in to carry the Belfast and Dublin Junction Railway (later to become the Great Northern Railway (Ireland)). In the hydro-electrically powered Bessbrook and Newry Tramway opened. An old drawing of Richardson's Mill, Bessbrook At one time, Bessbrook linen was among the finest in the world, and the linen mill provided most of the employment in the y: Northern Ireland.

Last Run on B essbrook and Newry Tramway One local reporter shared the last tram run to Bessbrook, as it set out from the Edward Street terminus in Januarywith a young boy, and one man and one woman. This is his story. In answer to his query, Mrs Hannah J Copeland replied that departure time was five thirty.

Bessbrook used to have its own hydro-electric tramway, only the second such tramway in the UK and Ireland. It opened in and was used to transport workers, as well as raw materials and finished goods, between the mill and Newry.

Newham, AT: The Bessbrook and Newry Tramway. Blandford: The Oakwood Press, Locomotion Papers Number 34 pp.

x 14 cm. Sixteen photographs and maps. Pictorial laminated card covers. Scarce title now. £ BESSBROOK, CO. ARMAGH. 32 ½ miles from Belfast. A thriving Town; connected with Newry by electric tram. Has a Post Office with Money Order and Telegraph Departments.

Population—2, POST OFFICE —Miss Boyle, Postmistress Bessbrook Spinning Co., Ltd.—R. Scott and W. Malcolm Pim, managing directors. PLACES OF WORSHIP. electrical tramways: the bessbrook and newry tramway. Authors: H BARCROFT, E PRITCHARD, H SMITH, J SWINBURNE, F S THOMAS, R WARD, F J WARING Source: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol Issue1 Jan (–)Author: E Hopkinson, J Kincaid, K Hedges, G Forbes, W H Preece, J H Greathead, N S Russell, A L Lineff, G Ka.

The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway (Locomotion papers) Unknown Binding – 1 Jan. by Alan T Newham (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from 5/5(2). 18K likes. Facebook presence of that promotes Newry with News, Events and Photographs.

Views and thoughts our ers: 20K. Bessbrook & Newry Tramway Bythe Bessbrook & Newry Tramway (B&NT) had become considerably run down. The track was overgrown, there were gaps in the conductor rail and the tramcars had become very slow, in particular when climbing the 1 in 50 gradient out of Newry.

electrical tramways: the bessbrook and newry tramway. Authors: H BARCROFT, E PRITCHARD, H SMITH, J SWINBURNE, F S THOMAS, R WARD, F J WARING Source: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol Issue1 Jan (–)Author: E Hopkinson.

Media caption The trams once ran between Newry and Bessbrook before the line closed in January The tramway opened in and closed in January It .Bessbrook and Newry Tramway. History Although the Bessbrook and Newry Tramway clearly had 'tramway' in its title, it was to all intents and purposes a 3ft 0ins-gauge, centre-rail electric railway, whose prime purpose was to move workers and goods between the nearest railhead at Newry, and the flax spinning mills at Bessbrook, some 3 miles distant.

BESSBROOK TO NEWRY TRAMWAY A project on the history of the Bessbrook - Newry Electric Tram A 3-mile hydro-electric tram the second in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, 1 May MEET WITH JOHN DAVIES - TRAM EXPERT.