J3580 : Train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey

taken 9 years ago, near to Whitehouse Lower and Whiteabbey, Northern Ireland

Train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey
Train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey
The 09.58 Belfast Gt Victoria Street – Carrickfergus crossing this bridge J3480 : Railway bridge, Whitehouse (1) at Whitehouse. The train is composed of the soon to be replaced stock seen in J4791 : Ageing trains, Whitehead (1). The first of the replacements was delivered recently and is due to start its pre-service trials in the very near future.
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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Wednesday, 23 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 23 March, 2011
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Train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 350 807 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.3916N 5:54.5266W
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Irish: geotagged! J 352 807
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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