D0900 : Railbus, Slaght, Ballymena

taken 34 years ago, 3 km from Ballykennedy, Northern Ireland

Railbus, Slaght, Ballymena
Railbus, Slaght, Ballymena
The “Sealink” set C7735 : "Sealink" train, Castlerock hauling the railbus, dead, from Coleraine to Belfast York Road, across Slaght level crossing D0900 : Slaght level crossing near Ballymena south of Ballymena
Northern Ireland Railways R3 railbus
Back in 1981 BREL produced an experimental railbus based on a Leyland National road bus. It was tested on British Rail where it was not a success. It was bought by NIR and re-gauged for use on the Coleraine – Portrush line. Too small to cope with the number of daytime passengers it was relegated to evening trains and then passed to the Civil Engineer’s Dept for inspection etc duties. It’s now preserved here J4844 : Downpatrick Station. SK3432 : Sunny Hill Recreation Ground shows the LEV1 at Normanton in October 1981.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 March, 1985   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 March, 2011
Geographical Context
Train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 097 006 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.5070N 6:17.5651W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 097 006
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Leyland R3 Railbus  Ballymena  Northern Ireland Railways  Sealink Train  Sealink 

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