Dublin Connolly Turntable 24 May 2018

A remarkable survivor in the heart of a large city. The small turntable at Dublin Connolly station is pictured on 24 May 2018. Even more noteworthy than the fact that this vintage piece of equipment has survived in such an urban location, is the fact that until a few months before this picture was taken it was still rail connected, and had been in use until recently! It had been used to turn preserved steam locomotives on railtours, but its small size meant that even the diminutive Dublin & South Eastern Railway 2-6-0 No. 461 was a tight fit. Note the adjacent water tower.