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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J4187 : Railway footbridge, Barn, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Departure, Whitehead station (2) by Albert Bridge
J4388 : Permanent way train, Eden, Carrickfergus (1986) by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Weed-spraying train, Magheramorne (1) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Widened railway bridge, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Steam locomotive 461 leaving Whitehead - 1990 by The Carlisle Kid
J3583 : Train approaching Bleach Green station by The Carlisle Kid
J4791 : Former railway station bar, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3987 : Train at Mount station - 1978 (2) by The Carlisle Kid
J3886 : Level crossing at Trooperslane station by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Railway, Larne by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour station (1976) by Albert Bridge
J3583 : DH and passenger train, Bleach Green Jct near Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Withdrawn "DH" locomotives, Larne Harbour (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Whitehead railway station by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Platform, Larne Town station (1988) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Railway footbridge, Barn, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Ballast train at Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J4488 : Train at Kilroot station by The Carlisle Kid
J4791 : Railway near Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Jordanstown station and level crossing (2) by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Train, Magheramorne (2012-2) by Albert Bridge
J4792 : MPD, Whitehead (1970) by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Trooperslane railway station by The Carlisle Kid
J3584 : E-car charge point, Jordanstown by Albert Bridge

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

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