J2184 : Steam train, Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1984)

taken 35 years ago, near to Dunadry, Parkgate and Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

Steam train, Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1984)
Steam train, Kilmakee level crossing, Templepatrick (1984)
Preserved RPSI locomotive no 4 LinkExternal link waiting to cross Kilmakee level crossing with empty stock for Antrim, where it would work a private charter to Portrush. At the time the line between Bleach Green and Antrim had no timetabled passenger services. The barriers were operated by the train’s guard.
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”.
Trains of the RPSI :: J3474
Formed in 1964, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) is a registered charity which preserves steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
The purpose of this Shared Description is to provide a single reference point for photographs of RPSI trains. All queries regarding past or future RPSI operations should be directed to the RPSI through its web site: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 June, 1984   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Railway (from Tags)
Northern Ireland Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 217 848 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8085N 6:6.7810W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 216 848
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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