J4694 : Train, Ballycarry (1985)
near to Gransha, Ireland
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).
A sea lough, more than six miles long, Larne Lough is an area of special scientific interest. Much of it has inter-tidal mudflats attracting waders and, in the winter, migrant geese. The lough is sufficiently deep at the northern end to accommodate ships drawing more than ten metres D4201 : Ballylumford power stations, Islandmagee.
- Grid Square
- J4694, 25 images (more nearby)
- Albert Bridge (find more nearby)
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- Date Taken
- Thursday, 6 June, 1985 (more nearby)
- Friday, 13 July, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
Irish: J 463 945 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.6606N 5:43.5570W
- Photographer Location
- Irish: J 463 945
- View Direction
- NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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