J4791 : Train, Whitehead (April 2014)

taken 5 years ago, near to Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Train, Whitehead (April 2014)
Train, Whitehead (April 2014)
C3K set 3016 approaching Whitehead station with the 09.15 Belfast Gt Victoria Street – Larne Harbour. The Google map is a bit awry here.
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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Tuesday, 22 April, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Train 
Place (from Tags)
Whitehead 
Railway (from Tags)
Northern Ireland Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 475 912 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.8524N 5:42.5866W
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Irish: geotagged! J 475 912
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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