J4466 : Old railway near Comber (2)

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Ballygowan, Northern Ireland

Old railway near Comber (2)
Old railway near Comber (2)
An overgrown cutting, between Comber and Ballygowan, seen from the overbridge on the Magherascouse Road. This part of the line, to Downpatrick and Newcastle was single track. The line closed in 1950. The view is towards Ballygowan. The course of the line, on the other side of the bridge, is not now discernable – the cutting having been ploughed into the adjacent field.
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.

The Magherascouse Road, Comber/Ballygowan

A twisting minor road running from the Comber Road, Ballygowan to the Old Ballygowan Road

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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 448 662 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.4248N 5:45.8606W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 448 662
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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