CB&PR locomotive No. 1 at Albert Street Station

CB&PR locomotive No. 1

From the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway group on Facebook:

Pictured at Albert Street station is CB&PR locomotive No. 1 which ran on the Cork to Passage West broad gauge line from July 1850 until the conversion to narrow gauge in 1900. It was painted light green with black bands and yellow lining. The dome, just behind the chimney, was of polished brass. It was scrapped in 1900. (Credit to David Harte for the photograph)

You’ll probably recognise the houses in the background, Park View on Victoria Road. I’ve driven or cycled past there too many times to count.

Shopping in Cork Through the Ages

Some images taken from the Echo article, What was a shopping trip to Cork like in the 1950s?

O’Reilly’s tripe and drisheen shop in Gurranabraher in 1953
Grant’s store at Grand Parade in the early 1900s
Woodford Bourne on Patrick Street in 1935
The Coal Quay (Cornmarket Street) Cork, 1933
The Coal Quay (Cornmarket Street) Cork in April 1965