J4398 : Magheramorne station (1)

near to Duffstown, Magheramorne and Ballylumford, Ireland

Magheramorne station (1)
Magheramorne station (1)
The railway between Whitehead and Larne opened in 1862. Magheramorne station was originally called Ballylig but was renamed “Magheramorne” in 1863. The station is now a basic affair but there was originally a substantial stone structure behind the shelter. The view is towards Larne. J4398 : Magheramorne station (3) shows a similar view in April 2012 (new shelters). Continue to J4398 : Magheramorne station (2).
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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2007
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Wednesday, 19 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 19 December, 2007
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Railway station   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 435 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.9333N 5:46.0431W
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