D4002 : Permanent way train, Larne

taken 34 years ago, near to Larne, Northern Ireland

Permanent way train, Larne
Permanent way train, Larne
Another example of NIR’s problems J4079 : Marino station. The “Sealink” railcars J3785 : "Sealink" train at Greenisland were being used to haul a permanent way train. Continue to C7735 : "Sealink" train, Castlerock.
The Belfast - Larne railway
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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D4002, 174 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 May, 1985   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 December, 2008
Geographical Context
Railways 
Category
Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 406 024 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.9763N 5:48.6958W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 405 023
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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