J2184 : Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1983)

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

Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1983)
Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1983)
This train J2184 : Weed spraying train near Templepatrick crossing Kilmakee level crossing at a time when the line had no regular passenger service, the barriers were operated, manually, by the guard and before the provision of the central reservation.
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”.
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.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 June, 1983   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Railway (from Tags)
Northern Ireland Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 216 848 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8035N 6:6.8092W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 217 848
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Templepatrick  Level Crossing  Road  Railway  Train  CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 

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