Wednesday, December 30, 2015

'with the Channel Squadron in Lough-Swilly - catching the Derry train' Ireland, 1885

According to wikipedia, "Lough Swilly (Irish: Loch Súilí, meaning "Lake of Shadows" or the "Lake of Eyes") in Ireland is a glacial fjord or sea inlet lying between the western side of the Inishowen Peninsula and the Fanad Peninsula, in County Donegal. Along with Carlingford Lough and Killary Harbour it is one of three glacial fjords in Ireland." It is in what is now the Irish Republic while Derry is in Northern Ireland. Wikipedia also states that the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company began running 160 km of railway in 1853, but ceased a century later in 1953, although bus services lasted much longer.

"We catch the train", the drawing at bottom right, seems to involve gesticulating at it from a distance, without a station in sight...

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