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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J4694 : Train, Ballycarry (2012-2) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Train, Larne Harbour (2012-1) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Barn station, Carrickfergus (site of) by Albert Bridge
J3480 : MV and PW train at Whitehouse, Newtownabbey by TheTurfBurner
J3475 : MV locomotive, York Road, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Train, Barn, Carrickfergus (2 in 2013) by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Weed-spraying train, Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Temporary "park and ride" car park, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Former harbour railway, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Departing from Jordanstown by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Railway wall, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3786 : Road and railway near Greenisland by Albert Bridge
J3582 : "New trains" poster, Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
J3785 : Island platform, Greenisland station by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Signals,  Larne Harbour station by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Permanent way train, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Whitehead station (1) by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey (5) by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Train at Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Magheramorne station (1) by Albert Bridge
J3480 : MV and PW train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Former harbour railway, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : GM locomotive, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J3476 : Steam locomotive - York Road by TheTurfBurner
J4791 : CIE weed control train departing Whitehead - 1979 by TheTurfBurner

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

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