J3673 : Old rail (?), Comber Greenway, Belfast (August 2017)

taken 27 days ago, near to Sydenham, Ballymacarret, Ballyhackamore and Ormeau, Northern Ireland

Old rail (?), Comber Greenway, Belfast (August 2017)
Old rail (?), Comber Greenway, Belfast (August 2017)
At first glance this looks like a piece of old bullhead rail at the Beersbridge Road entrance to the Comber Greenway. A second glance shows the inscription “STEEL 95” near ground level.
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.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Path 
Former (from Tags)
Railway 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 368 739 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6988N 5:52.9798W
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Irish: geotagged! J 368 739
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Comber Greenway  Path  Beersbridge Road (Belfast)  Rail  Old Railway Line Path 

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