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The late Mr Tom Brennan, worked at Kildare station and at Cherryville Junction 2 miles west of Kildare. One of his jobs was to pass the staff on to the train on the line between Cherryville and Athy. As this was a single track only one train could travel on the line at a time. There were two Instruments one at Cherryville and one at Athy .There was only one staff. If the train didn’t have a staff it could not pass. This was a very responsible job .
- This is a picture of two instruments for holding a staff. Taken from a display in Irish Railways Society