J2184 : Weed spraying train near Templepatrick

taken 36 years ago, near to Dunadry, Parkgate and Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

Weed spraying train near Templepatrick
Weed spraying train near Templepatrick
See C8532 : Weed spraying train, Coleraine. The same train, on return from Londonderry, at Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick. The line, from Antrim to Bleach Green, had been closed to timetable services but still remained double track. The level crossing barriers were lowered and raised by the train’s guard. J2184 : Kilmakee level crossing near Templepatrick (2007) shows the present arrangement.
The CIE weed sprayer on Northern Ireland Railways
Some photographs showing the CIE weed-spraying train on Northern Ireland Railways. NIR was too small to have its own dedicated train. The practice was to hire CIE’s – usually in June.

Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick
Kilmakee level crossing is an automatic half-barrier crossing, remotely monitored, on the Ballyrobin Road, Templepatrick - part of the main road from Belfast and the M2 to the International Airport at Aldergrove and also part of a cross-country route from Craigavon and points west to Larne. The crossing opened to road traffic on 31 October 1977 and is unusual in having a central reservation to prevent overtaking on the approaches. There was already a level crossing called “Kilmakee” a short distance away. It was renamed “Kilmakee no. 1 and this one called “Kilmakee no. 2. When the road over no. 1 was abandoned no. 2 became simply “Kilmakee”.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 June, 1983   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 September, 2011
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 216 848 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8089N 6:6.8089W
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Irish: geotagged! J 216 848
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Templepatrick  Train  Level Crossing  Weed Control  Northern Ireland Railways  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 

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