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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J4288 : Railway bridge, Boneybefore, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (3) by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Permanent way train, Larne by Albert Bridge
J3475 : York Road station, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey - September 2014(1) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Shelter, Downshire station by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Railway speed limit sign, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Whiteabbey station (1984) by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Trooperslane station, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J4388 : Weed-spraying train near Eden, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Approaching Clipperstown station by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour signal cabin by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Weed-spraying train, Larne Harbour (3) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Steam locomotive no 85, Whitehead - April 2014(2) by Albert Bridge
J3886 : MPD railcars, Trooperslane station by Albert Bridge
J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Railway bridge, Whitehead (3) by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Railway near Trooperslane, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey - February 2014(1) by Albert Bridge
J4694 : Ballycarry station, 2009 (1) by Albert Bridge
J4690 : MPD 60 near Cloghan Point by TheTurfBurner
J4398 : Railway sign, Magheramorne (2) by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Colour light signal, Clipperstown, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Railway bridge, Whitehouse (3) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Railway milepost, Whitehead by Albert Bridge

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

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