J5979 : Site of Donaghadee station

taken 16 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Site of Donaghadee station
Site of Donaghadee station
The railway to Donaghadee closed in 1950. The platform was on the site of what is now the car park. The station concourse is now occupied by the building above the cars in the middle of the photograph. The goods line ran to the left of the stone wall (middle) before veering right to the harbour. The red brick building (middle right) is the harbour office. Now replaced by the Community Centre J5979 : Donaghadee Community Centre. See also J5979 : Former railway station, Donaghadee (1979) for a view of the platform in 1979.
The Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway ran from Queen’s Quay station in Belfast to Castlewellan via Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle. There were also lines from Comber to Donaghadee via Newtownards, Belfast to Bangor and branches from Ballynahinch Jct to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to Ardglass. The lines opened between 1848 and 1892. All closed by 1950 except for Castlewellan – Newcastle which survived until 1955 as part of the GNR(I) route from Belfast via Banbridge and the Bangor line which remains open but from Belfast Central.

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Tuesday, 18 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 July, 2006
Railway station (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 59 79 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.3061N 5:31.8199W
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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