The O'Dea Collection contains 5,350 photographic prints (with corresponding film negatives) covering all aspects of railway transport in Ireland, between 1937 and 1966. The photographs were all taken by James P. O'Dea, a devoted railway enthusiast, and subjects include locomotives, railway stations and bridges, as well as railway staff and passengers.
This collection can be search through the Online Catalogue and a selection of photographs have been digitised.
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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