J3886 : Trooperslane railway station

taken 49 years ago, near to Greenisland, Northern Ireland

Trooperslane railway station
Trooperslane railway station
Trooperslane railway station was built in 1896 to a design by Berkeley Deane Wise, the eccentric Civil Engineer of the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway. Heavily vandalised after the withdrawal of staff, it was pulled-down in 1975 before listed building status could be applied. A very sad loss.
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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J3886, 21 images   (more nearby search)
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1972   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 April, 2011
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Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3867 8680 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.6067N 5:50.9534W
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Irish: geotagged! J 3867 8680
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