The O'Dea Collection contains 5,500 photographic prints (with corresponding film negatives) covering all aspects of railway transport in Ireland, between 1937 and 1977. The photographs were all taken by James P. O'Dea, 1910-1992, a devoted railway enthusiast, and subjects include locomotives, railway stations and bridges, as well as railway staff and passengers.
This collection has been fully digitized and can be searched on the Online Catalogue here .
Train passing through Straffan Railway Station, 1962 (Ref.: ODea 33/52).
During 2000 the Archive held two Trainspotting exhibitions one featuring railway images from the O'Dea collection.
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