Riley in Ireland: A Photographic Odyssey

by Michael McMahon

80 pages / 82 illustrations / Hard cover / 244 X 185 mm dimensions / Landscape format


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The railways of Ireland have changed even more than those of mainland Britain’s railways over the past two to three generations. Whilst in the UK development and modernisation has been an almost continual process, in Eire antiquated working practices, stock and infrastructure was still active in the 1950s and it is only in recent years that a truly modern and efficient system has emerged. Back then few individuals appear to have had the foresight to recognise change would soon take place but one of those who did was that doyen of photography R C Riley who made a week long photographic visit in the summer of 1950 recording as much as was possible during that time. In this all new 80-page album, acknowledged Irish railway expert Michael McMahon has selected some of the best views from that visit adding an expert commentary to portray a scene which is now sadly vanished forever.

1 review for Riley in Ireland: A Photographic Odyssey

  1. David Richardson

    Really good volume with good captions. Some high quality images here – he made good use of that week in May 1950! A volume 2 would be most welcome….

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