J3731 : Former railway station, Newcastle

taken 9 years ago, near to Newcastle and Maghera, Northern Ireland

Former railway station, Newcastle
Former railway station, Newcastle
Built for the Belfast & Co. Down Railway in 1905, Newcastle lost its last rail service in 1956. The former station building is now a supermarket.
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
Tuesday, 25 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 378 316 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.8878N 5:53.2484W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 378 316
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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