Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

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It’s difficult to see the door in this little building, with all that glass, but it’s been there a long time. It’s a signal box, no longer in use, that was relocated to Dundalk’s Clarke Station from further along the line. The station was built to replace the one designed c. 1845 by Sir John McNeil. The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, but the station itself is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victorian style covered walkway, and a 21st-century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychrome brickwork and is one of the nicest to be seen on the Dublin-Belfast line.

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Have a look at these doors on Norm Frampton’s blog and here.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Door.”


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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11 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    What a delightful little building. I love seeing things like this being preserved. Great choice Jean.

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Good choice Jean. With all that glass I hope they provide sunglasses for everyone on bright sunny days 😛

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  3. seeker says:

    Wonderful to keep history alive.

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  5. litadoolan says:

    Love this classic piece of railway architecture. Thank you for sharing this beautifully preserved treasure.

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