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Journal TitleDublin historical record
Article TitleThe Dublin and Drogheda railway : the first great Irish speculation
AuthorGeraghty, PJ
Issue(1 / 2)
DateSpring / Autumn 2013
Contentillustrations, maps, photos, text
Note(s)The Dublin and Drogheda railway opened in 1844. This article gives an account of its genesis and construction. William MacKenzie was contracted to undertake the work. William Dargan and William McCormick were awarded sections to build. Branch lines to Howth and Navan were also constructed.
Subject(s)railway planning ; railways ; railway buildings ; railway stations ; infrastructure ; 19th century ; viaducts
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