J5081 : Old chimney, Bangor

taken 7 years ago, near to Bangor, Northern Ireland

Old chimney, Bangor
Old chimney, Bangor
This is the view, southeast, across the Boyne Bridge on the Brunswick Road. The railway J4981 : Approaching the Boyne Bridge, Bangor is below. Hard to imagine now but the Belfast and County Down railway had an extensive yard on the Belfast side. It included sidings, an engine shed and a sand drier of which this chimney was part. Dry sand was essential in preventing wheel slip. The old engine shed was (if my memory is correct) subsequently occupied by a business, making dog food, which later moved to Castlewellan. Continue to J5081 : Former engine shed, Bangor (1) (October 2013).
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 June, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 812 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.4120N 5:40.5683W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 812
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Bangor (Co Down)  Chimney  Railway Building (Former) 

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