Book launch 18.09.21
book launch 18.09.21
Maam Cross 1940s

Courtesy Eamonn Greville

Courtesy Eamonn Greville


About Connemara Railway Project at Maam Cross

Maam Cross railway station on the erstwhile Galway to Clifden branch of the former Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland is set to see trains again after over eighty years of disuse.

The derelict station standing on 8.5 acres has been acquired by a not for profit company limited by guarantee – MGWR (2017) DAC with a view to its restoration in the Connemara wilderness.

The Promoters vision is to recreate a snapshot of the west of Ireland country railway, complete with track and heritage trains – a working railway experience, drawing on early to mid-twentieth century themes of emigration, conflict, rural life, and of course ‘The Quiet Man’ which was filmed in the surrounding savage beauty of Connemara.

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20/02/2023 Progress on the down platform

01/02/2023 The ongoing process of recreating the 1934 scene of Maam Cross railway station

15/01/2023 Ballast plough van

15/01/2023 Photos taken the 15 of January

8/01/2023 Work has commenced on the rebuilding of the down Galway platform

2/01/2023 Latest news from Maam Cross railway station

12/11/2022 Extending the tracks eastwards towards Oughterard

16/10/2022 Commencement of laying 5’3” track along our goods loading bank

14/10/2022 Arrival of our recently acquired Well wagon and platform seats from Irish Rail

8/10/2022 The work on the signal cabin is almost complete

24/09/2022 Recent arrivals to Maam Cross: 3 ballast wagons, a plough van and two oil tankers

17/09/2022 Work continues through the autumn

3/09/2022 Updates on the signal cabin

19/08/2022 Connemara railway have acquired a very rare vintage carriage: The third class corridor coach number 813 of the Great Southern and Western Railway

6/08/2022 5’3″ tracks are being laid.

14/07/2022 Progress on Maam Cross signal cabin.

29/05/2022 Our signal cabin has now been fitted with a fully interlocking lever frame

8/05/2022 Celebrating 175 years of railway engineering at inchicore works

23/04/2022 Work continues on moving 5’3″ track panels out along the trackbed for laying in due course

29/03/2022 The rebuilding of our signal cabin is almost complete

26/02/2022 Rebuilding the Maam Cross signal cabin

26/02/2022 Rebuilding the culvert

29/01/2022 First photos of the signal cabin being rebuilt

29/01/2022 Work done on the site the 29 of January

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