J5081 : Former engine shed, Bangor (1)

taken 8 years ago, near to Bangor, Northern Ireland

Former engine shed, Bangor (1)
Former engine shed, Bangor (1)
See J5081 : Old chimney, Bangor (June 2011). The Belfast (Queen’s Quay) service became entirely diesel operated after 1954 with the introduction of the last of the MED railcars J4582 : Helen's Bay station (1972). The line then saw steam locomotives only on the very occasional special. The old engine shed remains standing, close to the Boyne Bridge. The lineside vegetation was trimmed recently allowing a better view of one of the few bits of ex-Belfast and County Down Railway architecture left between Belfast and Bangor. J5081 : Former engine shed, Bangor (2) shows a side view from the Belfast Road. See also J5081 : New apartments, Belfast Road, Bangor (March 2017).
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, 1 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Engine Shed 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 812 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.4177N 5:40.5865W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 812
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Bangor (Co Down)  Railway  Vegetation 

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