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.
10/05/2023 Arrival of dining car 242 1at Maam Cross
04/05/2023 Carriage 1916 arrives at Maam Cross
01/05/2023 Our new Sleeping Car at Maam Cross
27/04/2023 Arrival of our new Sleeping Car at Maam Cross last night
25/03/2023 We have recently widened our entrance to accommodate some new and very important arrivals..
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