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).
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J4694 : Ballycarry station (1986) by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Bridge, Whiteabbey station by Albert Bridge
J4792 : Whitehead excursion station by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Bridge, Downshire station, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Barn railway station (2) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Six car "450" set at Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Train, Magheramorne (2012-1) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Railway at Downshire (2) by Albert Bridge
J4299 : Rail/road crane near Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Demolition of Larne (Town) station - 1974 (2) by TheTurfBurner
D4102 : DH 3 at Larne Harbour - 1991 by TheTurfBurner
J4187 : Railway bridge, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Somersault signals, Carrickfergus station by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Magheramorne station (2) by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Steam locomotive no 85, Whitehouse (March 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Cliffs, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4792 : The "North Atlantic Flyer", Whitehead (1990) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Whitehead station at twilight (1) by Albert Bridge
D4001 : Railway near Larne by Albert Bridge
J4791 : 171 departing Whitehead (1980) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Downshire station, Carrickfergus (1) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Train, Jordanstown level crossing by Albert Bridge
J4298 : Railway causeway, Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Coastal railway, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Track damping system, Jordanstown level crossing by Albert Bridge

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

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