The Belfast - Larne railway :: Shared Description

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).
by Albert Bridge
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J4791 : Whitehead station (2) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Departure from Downshire station by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Railway at Barn, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Larne Town station, Northern Ireland Railways by Albert Bridge
J4694 : Ballycarry station, 2009 (6) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : "Sealink" train, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J3685 : Railway and fields near Greenisland by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour station by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Arrival at Larne Town station by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey - February 2014(2) by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Quarry bridge, Magheramorne (2) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Train, Barn, Carrickfergus (1 in 2013) by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Railway mileposts, Magheramorne station by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour station (1984) by Albert Bridge
J3478 : Railway milepost, Belfast by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Weed spraying train, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Carrickfergus railway station by Albert Bridge
J4791 : The "Station Bar", Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Magheramorne loop by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Train, Whiteabbey station (2012-1) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Train at Downshire by The Carlisle Kid
J4288 : Tunnel sign, Downshire station by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Somersault signal, Clipperstown, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3987 : Train at Mount station - 1978 (1) by The Carlisle Kid
J4299 : Road and railway near Glynn by Albert Bridge

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Created: Wed, 14 Jul 2010, Updated: Wed, 14 Jul 2010

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