J4398 : Railway mileposts, Magheramorne station

taken 12 years ago, near to Magheramorne, Duffstown and Ballylumford, Northern Ireland

Railway mileposts, Magheramorne station
Railway mileposts, Magheramorne station
Modern Translink post on the left and the original Belfast and Northern Counties version on the right. Both show the distance as 19¾ miles from Belfast York Road – the BNCR terminus. Railway mileposts were introduced as a form of trading standard. They allowed passengers to check distances in the days when fares were based on distance travelled.
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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J4398, 72 images   (more nearby search)
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Saturday, 6 November, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 November, 2010
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Milepost   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 436 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.9262N 5:45.9502W
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