J4363 : Former railway goods shed, Ballygowan (February 2015)

taken 7 years ago, near to Ballygowan, Northern Ireland

Former railway goods shed, Ballygowan (February 2015)
Former railway goods shed, Ballygowan (February 2015)
The former Belfast and County Down Railway goods shed is still standing beside the Saintfield Road but with a new shutter door since this one J4363 : Former railway station, Ballygowan (2) in January 2012.
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.

Former Ballygowan railway station :: J4263

Ballygowan was a rural station, between Comber and Saintfield, on the Belfast and County Down Railway from Belfast Queen’s Quay to Downpatrick and Newcastle. It opened in 1858 and closed (with the rest of the line) in 1950. Although a block post with a loop, the station had only one platform on the down side. There was a level crossing at the Comber end. The goods store (Saintfield end) was added in 1898. Now an Ulsterbus depot. For the record the grid line passes through the former goods store.

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Date Taken
Monday, 9 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Ballygowan (Down) 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 430 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.0874N 5:47.6011W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 430 637
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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