J4099 : Glynn station, Northern Ireland Railways (1)

taken 15 years ago, near to Glynn and Ballylumford, Northern Ireland

Glynn station, Northern Ireland Railways (1)
Glynn station, Northern Ireland Railways (1)

The single-platform station at Glynn (sometimes “The Glynn”) opened in 1864 two years after the line. There was a pleasant mock-Tudor station building but it fell into disrepair after the station was de-staffed in the late 60’s and was, eventually, demolished. The present building is a simple bus-style shelter. This is the view to Larne Harbour.
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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Tuesday, 26 September, 2006   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 September, 2006
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Irish: geotagged! J 40 99 [1000m precision]
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