On This Day in Railway History…………

09/10/1909   
The first section of the Taff Vale Railway opens from Cardiff to Navigation House (later named Abercynon).

09/10/1834
On this day 180 years ago, the first passenger train,pulled by “Hibernia” departed Westland Row on the Dublin and Kingstown Railway; Ireland’s first passenger railway.

Dublin Kingstown railway 1837 map.jpg

The line in 1837.(Source: Wikipedia)

From Bradshaw’s 1843 timetable:

DUBLIN AND KINGSTOWN
From both ends on week days, every half-hour from 6 a.m. until 11½ p.m., stopping at all stations, Viz: Booterstown, Black Rock and Salt Hill.
An extra train from Kingstown at 9¼ a.m. stopping at Merrion in addition to the usual stations.
An extra train every day, at 4¾ p.m., stopping at Merrion only. This train will convey passengers to Her Majesty’s mail packet, starting from Kingstown at 5¼ p.m.
The 11 p.m. Up and Down, also stop at Merrion every day.
Sunday trains same hours as on weekdays, with extra trains every ¼ of an hour from 11¾ a.m. to 5¾ p.m. and from 7¾ to 10¼ p.m.
FARES — First Class 1s, second class 8d, third class 6d.

The mail bags are conveyed by the 8½ a.m. by Holyhead; 5 and 10 p.m. by Liverpool.

Source: Wikipedia