J3583 : Bleach Green station, Whiteabbey

taken 36 years ago, near to Jordanstown and Whiteabbey, Northern Ireland

Bleach Green station, Whiteabbey
Bleach Green station, Whiteabbey
The 09.40 Larne Harbour – Belfast York Road (703,723,73) passing the closed station at Bleach Green. The first Bleach Green station opened in 1925 and closed in 1932 to facilitate the building of the viaducts LinkExternal link. It reopened on this site in 1934 and closed in 1977. The fields on the right are now houses – see the satellite photograph.
The Belfast - Larne railway
The line between Belfast York Road and Larne Harbour opened as far to Carrickfergus in 1848 and from Carrickfergus to Larne Harbour in 1862. There were stations at Belfast York Road (1848), Greencastle (1849/1916), Whitehouse (old station 1861/1906 replaced by a new station, further north 1906/1954), Whiteabbey (1848), Bleach Green 1934/1977), Jordanstown (by 1853), Trooperslane (by 1850), Mount (1925/72), Carrickfergus (old station 1848/62), Clipperstown (1925), Carrickfergus (1862), Barn (1925/77), Downshire (originally Downshire Park, 1925), Eden (1925/77), Kilroot (1862/77), Whitehead (first station 1863/64), Whitehead (second station 1864/77), Whitehead (1877), Whitehead Excursion (1907), Ballycarry (1862), Ballylig (now Magheramorne, 1862), Glynn (1864), Larne (1862/1974), Larne Town (new alignment, 1974) and Larne Harbour (1862).
York Road station closed in 1992, replaced by Yorkgate (on a different site) as part of the opening of the new cross-harbour line to Belfast Central.
The line between Belfast Central and Bleach Green Jct is also used by trains serving the Londonderry/Portrush lines.

Sources: Irish Railways Today (1967), the Northern Counties Railway (1973) and Johnson’s Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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J3583, 43 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 June, 1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 353 833 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.7811N 5:54.1388W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 353 832
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Newtownabbey  Whiteabbey  Closed Railway Station  Train  Northern Ireland Railways 

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