C7536 : Freight train at Downhill - 1979

taken 40 years ago, 3 km from Castlerock, Northern Ireland

Freight train at Downhill - 1979
Freight train at Downhill - 1979
Built by the Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) 1966-68, the eight 70-class DEMUs where used by the UTA and its successor Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) for both passenger and freight haulage. Their most notable working was the evening Monday - Friday freight service from Londonderry (Waterside) to Lisburn, operated on behalf of CIE whose own locomotives would then take the train on to Dublin. Headed by No. 71 "River Bush", the train is about to enter Downhill tunnel on its was to Lisburn via Antrim and Knockmore Junction. With improved roads in Donegal and Sligo, this service simply petered-out in the 1980.
For a 1977 view of this working, see: C7436 : Freight train at Downhill - 1977
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 July, 1979   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Railways  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 758 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.0285N 6:48.6800W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 758 362
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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