J4398 : Railway signals, Magheramorne

near to Duffstown, Magheramorne and Ballylumford, Ireland

Railway signals, Magheramorne
Railway signals, Magheramorne
Magheramorne is the only loop J4498 : Magheramorne loop on the single line J4692 : Railway near Whitehead between Larne Harbour D4102 : Larne Harbour station (3) and Whitehead J4791 : Whitehead station (2).
Sometimes, where sighting is difficult, a repeater is used. This one is attached to the bridge confirming the aspect shown. It reads off meaning that the driver can expect a green. The use of a colour light, as a repeater, could cause confusion with the real signal. J4398 : Somersault signal, Magheramorne shows the somersault signal in use before the colour lights.
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 Johnsons Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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2012
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Monday, 30 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
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Irish: geotagged! J 436 986 [100m precision]
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