D0605 : Level crossing, Cullybackey station

taken 34 years ago, near to Cullybackey and Teeshan, Northern Ireland

Level crossing, Cullybackey station
Level crossing, Cullybackey station
The crossing keeper opening the gates at the level crossing, across the Station Road, on the Ballymoney side of Cullybackey station. The station had previously been a block post with passing loop (D0605 : Steam train at Cullybackey station (July 1974). The somersault signal remained to protect the crossing which was subsequently converted to automatic half-barriers as seen in D0605 : Site of Cullybackey Signal Box (January 1996).
Cullybackey station and level crossings
The railway between Ballymena and Ballymoney opened in 1855. Cullybackey station and level crossing opened and closed in 1856 before re-opening in 1865. It closed again in 1976 before re-opening in 1982. Once a block post with two platforms, a passing loop, signal cabin and goods yard, only the former down platform remains in use. There is a level crossing, across the Station Road, at the Ballymoney end.
Broughdone level crossing is approximately one mile to the north. Cullybackey North (originally Cullybackey no2) level crossing, across the Old Cullybackey Road, is approximately mile to the south of the station.
Cullybackey South (originally Cullybackey no1) level crossing, across the Ballymena Road, is approximately mile to the south of the station.
All crossings are automatic half barriers remotely monitored.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 June, 1985   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 062 057 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.2994N 6:20.6918W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 062 057
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Cullybackey  Railway  Railway Station  Level Crossing  Level Crossing Gate  Somersault Signal  Northern Ireland Railways 

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