J4187 : Special train passing Barn station - 1985

taken 34 years ago, near to Eden and Kilroot, Northern Ireland

Special train passing Barn station - 1985
Special train passing Barn station - 1985
Headed by Northern Ireland Railways' 80-class DEMU No. 90, a Belfast (York Road) - Larne special for the Royal Black Institution (see: LinkExternal link ) passes the closed Barn station. The rapidly deteriorating up platform can be seen at left, while the footbridge in the background has since been demolished. The exact reason for this special train has not been recorded.
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 Johnsonís Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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Saturday, 31 August, 1985   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 15 August, 2013
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Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  People, Events 
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Irish: geotagged! J 418 879 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.1513N 5:47.9538W
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Irish: geotagged! J 419 879
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