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29 January 2015

1892 – Railway Tunnel, Newport, Co. Mayo

The Westport railway line was extended to Achill Sound in the 1890s. and this was one of the so-called ‘Balfour Lines’, called after Arthur J. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland during the years...

28 August 2012

1862 – Proposal for Channel Tunnel

A proposal for a tunnel under the English Channel by an Engineer named Chambers in a periodical, The London Journal. “The important and interesting discussion of the feasibility of connecting the railways of...