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Lartigue Listowel and Ballybunion Railway

Michael Guerin

Lartigue Listowel and Ballybunion Railway

by Michael Guerin

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Published by Lartigue Centenary Committee (Clieveragh, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland in Listowel) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lartigue Listowel and Ballybunion Railway.,
  • Railroads -- Ireland -- Co. Kerry.,
  • Monorail railroads -- Ireland -- Co. Kerry.

  • Edition Notes

    Subtitle from cover: World"s most unique monorailway and it"s people 1888 to present day.

    StatementBY Michael Guerin.
    ContributionsLartigue Centenary Committee.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128p. :
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15349305M
    ISBN 100951354906

    * Ballybunion Golf Club committee meets for the first time and first clubhouse is opened * P. McCarthy, General Manager of the Listowel-Ballybunion Lartigue railway line, becomes secretary of the Golf Club. * Tom Allen is appointed Club Steward. He held the post for 56 years * Lartigue railway line ceases operation. Visit our Monorail Train and Museum. Take a trip back in time and see what the Lartigue Monorail looked like this re-creation of the historical railway that ran from Listowel to Ballybunion between and Footage in our film is over years old and gives an insight into the train long ago and then shows the re-making of the Train.5/ TripAdvisor reviews.

      The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway. Thread starter rogerfarnworth; Start date 31 Dec ; 31 Dec at #1 R. France's steam Lartigue monorail on the same principle, from Feurs to Panissieres (told of in linked item, including photograph of the outfit), was a sad "might-have-been-but-never-truly-was". equipment they could lay. The most famous Lartigue railwaywas the Listowel and Ballybunion Railway in Ireland – the one in the vid. Another line, 17 km (11 mi) long, was built in between Feurs and Panissières, in the French department of Loire. The Irish one was a km ( mi). It linked Listowel and Ballybunion and opened on 29 February

    A monorail system which operated between Listowel and Ballybunion could be an inspiration for solving the traffic problem of some of the world's major cities. Designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue, this unique survivor of Victorian railway engineering once ran between Listowel and Ballybunion along the coast. The renovated section of line is short (less than a kilometre) but fascinating, with manual turntables at either end for swinging the train around.


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Lartigue Listowel and Ballybunion Railway by Michael Guerin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Welcome to our website — Céad míle fáilte rómhaibh go dti ár suiomh-idirlín. Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel. The original steam-powered monorail (designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue) ran for nine miles between Listowel and the seaside resort of Ballybunion.

History The Original Lartigue Monorail. The Listowel-Ballybunion Railway opened on 1st March It ran the ten miles between the two towns and was remarkable as the only railway of its type in the two small towns in the south west of Ireland came to be linked by the world's first commercial passenger-carrying monorail is a fascinating story.

The Lartigue Monorail system was developed by the French engineer Charles Lartigue (–). He developed a horse drawn monorail system invented by Henry Robinson Palmer in further. The most famous Lartigue railway was the Listowel and Ballybunion Railway in Ireland. Another line, 17 km (11 mi) long, was built in between Feurs and Panissières, in the French département of Loire.

Lartigue’s inspired design had a single rail above the ground, and held at waist height on A-shaped trestles. Specially-made carriages sat astride the trestles like panniers.

Starting from Listowel, the original steam-powered monorail ran for nine miles to Ballybunion, with one stop on the way at Lisselton. Lartigue, Listowel and Ballybunion Railway: World's Most Unique Monorailway and Its People, to the Present Day Michael Guerin Published by Lartigue Railway Centenary Committee, Cork ().

“The late Mrwriting in The Railway Magazine in Novemberstated that on 16th AprilParliamentary sanction was obtained for the construction of the Listowel & Ballybunion Railway on the Lartigue monorail system. Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel.

The original steam-powered monorail (designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue) ran for nine miles between Listowel and the seaside resort of Ballybunion. Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel.

The original steam-powered monorail (designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue) ran for nine miles between Listowel and Ballybunion. Operating from toit carried passengers, livestock and freight along a rail supported on A-shaped trestles.

The museum contains memorabilia, including photographs, posters, tickets, signs, lamps and newspaper articles, relating to the Lartigue and main-line railway. The museum also features an audio-visual room where visitors can view film footage of the original steam-powered Lartigue.

The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway Charles Lartigue () was a French engineer. He developed a strange system of railways with one rail - a monorail - thinking this would be much quicker and cheaper to : John Ketchell.

Lartigue, Listowel and Ballybunion Railway: World's Most Unique Monorailway and Its People, to the Present Day [Guerin, Michael] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Lartigue, Listowel and Ballybunion Railway: World's Most Unique Monorailway and Its People, to 2/5(1). An old film of the original Lartigue Monorail which ran between Listowel and Ballybunion in Co Kerry Ireland.

My little amateur-video about the Lartigue Monorailway in Listowel, Ireland. Thanks to the friendly Monorailway team in Listowel!!. You are invited to. A round-trip on the recreation of a short section of the Listowel and Ballybunion Railway at Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland.

Although diesel. The Lartigue Monorail system was developed by the French engineer Charles Lartigue (–). The most famous Lartigue railway was the The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway This was a km ( mi) monorail built on the Lartigue principle in County Kerry in Ireland.

It linked Listowel and Ballybunion, and opened on 29 February THE LISTOWELL AND BALLYBUNNION RAILWAY The astonishing device below is a Lartigue monorail steam locomotive that worked in south-west Ireland from to on a 9-mile route between Listowel & Ballybunion in County Kerry. This was a 9 mile monorail built on the Lartigue principle in County Kerry.

It linked Ballybunion with the North Kerry line at Listowel. It had one intermediate station and a passing loop at Lisselton. The line ran beside the main Listowel/Ballybunion road. It officially opened on February 29th,public services beginning on March track was prefabricated and easily erected, and.

Lartigue Monorailway. Listowel played a role in Irish railway history as it was the site of the world's first monorail operation. The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway was built to the Lartigue system, with a double-engined steam locomotive straddling an elevated rail.

It connected the town with Ballybunion. Coaches, with a compartment on either. The Listowel & Ballybunion Railway was a monorail built to the system developed by Charles Lartigue () and ran from Listowel, about 15 miles north-east of Tralee on the Great Southern & Western Railway’s main line, to Ballybunion a distance of 9 miles.

This form of construction was considerably cheaper than a conventional railway. In Charles Lartigue was demonstrating his monorail in London — and it was decided that Lartigue’s system would be just the job for linking Listowel to Ballybunion.

And so it came to pass, and what may be the world’s most insane railway system was opened in Listowel and Ballybunion Railway (Locomotion Papers) [A.T.

Newham, M. Foster] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition of this fascinating history of the Listowel & Ballybunion Railway, a unique Lartigue monorail in Ireland. The Listowel & Ballybunion was the only monorail of its type to operate successfully on a commercial basis.However, the 19th century was also a time of considerable social, economic and cultural progress in the town.

It saw the opening of the North Kerry rail-line, the Listowel Ballybunion Lartigue monorail,the commencement of the first Listowel races, and the passing of various British land acts which revolutionised land ownership.