In the 1950s, the railways operated by Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE) were more like a working museum rather than a state-owned railway. The vintage coaches and life-expired locomotives were part of the charm of the Irish system and attracted numerous railway enthusiasts. Tony Burges visited many parts of the network during trips in 1953 and 1957, and captured CIE operations at locations such as Rosslare, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Tralee, Dromod, Portarlington and Dublin. He not only photographed the rolling stock but also the stations, many of which have long since disappeared or been converted to other uses. This book, the first in the new series, contains 54 high-quality black and white photographs, all reproduced at 8 inches (200mm) wide.