J3475 : Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (61)

taken 28 years ago, near to Skegoneill, Cliftonville, Belfast County Borough, Shankill and Queens Island, Northern Ireland

Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (61)
Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (61)
Yorkgate during its spell as a temporary terminus, pending completion of the cross-harbour line. The 10.15 to Larne Harbour is awaiting departure.
Building the Lagan weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast :: J3474

A collection of photographs showing the building of the Lagan weir and the cross-harbour road and railway bridges in the early 1990’s. There are also some earlier shots of the pre-impounding River Lagan, of Donegall and Queen’s Quays, the Abercorn Basin and of the immediate area before demolition.

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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Saturday, 16 January, 1993   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 December, 2011
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City, Town centre  Railways 
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Irish: geotagged! J 342 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.6078N 5:55.3474W
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