J3476 : Motorway and railway, Belfast
taken 33 years ago, near to Skegoneill, Cliftonville, Queens Island, Greencastle and Whitehouse, Northern Ireland
The Belfast - Larne railway
The line between Belfast York Road and Larne Harbour opened as far to Carrickfergus in 1848 and from Carrickfergus to Larne Harbour in 1862. There were stations at Belfast York Road (1848), Greencastle (1849/1916), Whitehouse (old station 1861/1906 replaced by a new station, further north 1906/1954), Whiteabbey (1848), Bleach Green 1934/1977), Jordanstown (by 1853), Trooperslane (by 1850), Mount (1925/72), Carrickfergus (old station 1848/62), Clipperstown (1925), Carrickfergus (1862), Barn (1925/77), Downshire (originally Downshire Park, 1925), Eden (1925/77), Kilroot (1862/77), Whitehead (first station 1863/64), Whitehead (second station 1864/77), Whitehead (1877), Whitehead Excursion (1907), Ballycarry (1862), Ballylig (now Magheramorne, 1862), Glynn (1864), Larne (1862/1974), Larne Town (new alignment, 1974) and Larne Harbour (1862).
York Road station closed in 1992, replaced by Yorkgate (on a different site) as part of the opening of the new cross-harbour line to Belfast Central.
The line between Belfast Central and Bleach Green Jct is also used by trains serving the Londonderry/Portrush lines.
Sources: Irish Railways Today (1967), the Northern Counties Railway (1973) and Johnsonís Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
- Grid Square
- J3476, 88 images (more nearby )
- Albert Bridge (find more nearby)
- Image classification?
First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
- Date Taken
- Monday, 19 March, 1984 (more nearby)
- Wednesday, 2 December, 2009
- Railway (more nearby)
- Subject Location
Irish: J 343 762 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.0160N 5:55.2616W
- Camera Location
- Irish: J 343 763
- View Direction
- South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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