C7536 : Downhill railway tunnel
3 km from Castlerock, Ireland
Downhill Railway Tunnel
Railway tunnel through cliffs at Downhill which runs directly below Mussenden Temple. The tunnel, 275 metres in length, was blasted in 1846 and apparently attracted crowds of up to 12,000. Upon completion 500 people celebrated at a huge banquet held within the tunnel itself, an event that became known as the 'Great Blast'.
Coleraine - Castlerock railway improvements
The railway between Coleraine and Castlerock closed during July 2012 to facilitate a major reconstruction of the line. It is due to re-open in April 2013. A second phase of the work (due in 2014) will install new signalling and see the closure of Castlerock signal cabin.
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- Date Taken
- Monday, 3 September, 2012 (more nearby)
- Wednesday, 5 September, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
Irish: C 758 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.0714N 6:48.6599W
- Photographer Location
- Irish: C 758 362
- View Direction
- Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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