J3785 : "Sealink" train at Greenisland

taken 34 years ago, near to Greenisland, Northern Ireland

"Sealink" train at Greenisland
"Sealink" train at Greenisland
See J3785 : Greenisland Station (1980). In a joint venture with BR selected items of rolling stock running between Belfast and Larne and Stranraer and Glasgow were painted in “Sealink” livery to promote rail travel between the two cities. This is NIR’s set leaving Greenisland for Carrickfergus. The railcars have been scrapped, the line re-laid and re-signalled. This platform is now used by Belfast-bound trains. The face on the right is not in use. Oil-lit tail lamps are also a thing of the past. Continue to D4002 : Permanent way train, Larne.
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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J3785, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 June, 1985   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 July, 2008
Geographical Context
Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 371 856 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.0226N 5:52.3713W
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Irish: geotagged! J 371 856
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Greenisland (Co Antrim)  Northern Ireland Railways  Sealink Train  Sealink 

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