The Hill of Howth Tramway, Ireland

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rogerfarnworth
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The Hill of Howth Tramway, Ireland

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At the end of a fortnight's holiday in Co. Donegal my wife and I had 3 nights staying close to Dublin. We chose to stay in Howth as it was at the Northern end of the DART, but perhaps also because of its history and particularly for the Hill of Howth Tramway, or to give it it's formal title, "The Sutton and Howth Electric Tramway." The tramway should not be confused with the Clontaff and Hill of Howth Tramroad.

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The Tramway served Howth Head, near Dublin. The termini were at Sutton railway station, by the entrance to the peninsula, and Howth railway station by the village and harbour of Howth.

The tramway operated from 17th June 1901 to 31st May 1959 and was run by the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I)), which viewed it as a way to bring more customers to its railway stations at Sutton and Howth. The tramway replaced a horse bus service, which had run since 1867.
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