J5678 : Old railway near Donaghadee

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Old railway near Donaghadee
Old railway near Donaghadee
The Belfast and County Down Railway line from Belfast to Donaghadee closed in 1950. 56 years later parts of the line are still discernible. In this stretch, about 2 miles from Donaghadee, part has been levelled for commercial use. The remainder is still reasonably intact with the trees in the middle left growing on the old trackbed.
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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J5678, 5 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 August, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 August, 2006
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Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 56 78 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.8239N 5:34.6370W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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