Category: History

Long-haul steam trains taking on water

They could carry enough coal for long journeys, but not enough water, so some lad invented a system to collect it from troughs next to the rails.

Shit, am I a train nerd now? It started out with just loving the Tube, but I started watching Jago Hazzard videos and I think I might be a train nerd now.

Parnell Place & Bridge

The old Parnell Bridge and Parnell Place, formerly known as Annesley Bridge and Warren Place respectively. 1880s. @oldphotosofcork posts a lot of photos of Cork, obviously, but you don’t get many of big streets with absolutely no cars. It’s oddly calming.

Grand Parade, 1890s

I hate the old farts on the Cork history feeds that say “wasn’t it so much bettter”, completely forgetting the massive changes in quality of life, but wasn’t it so much better? :)

Via NLI. Anyone know how to download from NLI?