J4566 : Old railway near Comber (1)

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Ballygowan, Northern Ireland

Old railway near Comber (1)
Old railway near Comber (1)
An overgrown cutting, between Comber and Ballygowan, seen from an overbridge J4566 : Old railway bridge near Comber on the Ballynichol Road. This part of the line, to Downpatrick and Newcastle was single track. There are two views taken here (in 1933 and 1934) in the “Belfast and County Down Railway”, Midland Publishing – 1998. The line closed in 1950. The view is towards Ballygowan.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railway (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 451 669 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.8167N 5:45.4777W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 451 669
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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