Midland Great Western Railway

The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) was the third largest railway company in Ireland. It was incorporated in 1845 and absorbed into the Great Southern Railways in 1924. At its peak the MGWR had a network of 538 miles in parts of Leinster, Ulster and much of Connacht. Its network was entirely within what in 1922 became the Irish Free State. Locomotives and rolling stock were maintained at MGWR’s Broadstone works in Dublin.