J4398 : Railway sign, Magheramorne (1)

near to Magheramorne, Duffstown and Ballylumford, Ireland

Railway sign, Magheramorne (1)
Railway sign, Magheramorne (1)
Magheramorne station J4398 : Magheramorne station (1) is on private property – the former Blue Circle cement works J4398 : Disused cement silo, Magheramorne. This sign is at the Blue Circle entrance on the Shore Road. Once common, this might be the only survivor of the time when NIR was split into “Suburban” and “Inter-City” divisions. A bit faded now, the sign was in the same colours as the train livery J3373 : Suburban "450", Botanic, Belfast. J4398 : Railway sign, Magheramorne (2) shows the sign, in its setting close to the road sign.
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 Johnson’s Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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Monday, 30 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 April, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
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Irish: geotagged! J 434 986 [100m precision]
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