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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J3886 : Trooperslane station, Carrickfergus (1) by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Demolition of Larne (Town) station - 1974 (1) by TheTurfBurner
D4102 : Larne Harbour station (1980) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : New bridge at Taylor's Avenue, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
J3473 : Larne line train, Belfast Central by Albert Bridge
J4187 : DH locomotive, Carrickfergus (July 1983) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Ex-works railcar, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Whitehead station at twilight (2) by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Approaching Larne Town station by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Withdrawn "DH" locomotives, Larne Harbour (1) by Albert Bridge
J4199 : Railway near Glynn by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Railway near Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Railway bridge, Whitehead (1) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : DE railcars, Belfast York Road by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Approaching Downshire station by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Steam train, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Footbridge, Whitehead station (3) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Downshire station, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : "80" class railcars, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J3473 : C4K train, Belfast (1) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Railway bridge, Whitehead (2) by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Loading ballast at Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey - February 2014(4) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Level crossing, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4288 : New bridge, Downshire station, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge

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

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