J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (September 2017)

taken 22 days ago, near to Skegoneill, Cliftonville, Belfast County Borough, Shankill and Queens Island, Northern Ireland

The Midland Building, Belfast (September 2017)
The Midland Building, Belfast (September 2017)
See J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (January 2017). Still standing and the site destined to become part of the NIR workshops, after redevelopment.
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 Johnsonís Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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Saturday, 2 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 September, 2017
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Railways  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
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Belfast 
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Northern Ireland Railways 
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Irish: geotagged! J 342 756 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.6724N 5:55.3441W
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