Wednesday, 27th April 2011
Waterford news 1950 - feat of strength
In the early 1950s we read of a true "Charles Atlas' feat of strength. Fourteen men had to get out of bed at 4am to lift the Waterford bridge to allow the SS. Moss Rose to pass through to deliver a cargo of coal. It took the man an hour to raise and lower the bridge. The electric hoisting apparatus had failed. The bridge will continue to be lifted by hand until repaired.
popularity of tramore train
August 1950 brought the news that an astonishing 14,000 people travelled to Tramore by train over a Saturday-Monday period. Special trains from Tipperary, Kilkenny, Fethard and Cahhir travelled to Waterford and trains from Manor street to Tramore were packed to capacity.
The Tramore railway closed in December 1960 and though there were a few accidents during its operation, only one bystander was killed as a result of an accident at Tramore Station when an engine went through an end wall of the station. However the February 1915 edition of The "News"
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