J3272 : Steam train approaching Tate's Avenue bridge - 1989

taken 35 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Steam train approaching Tate's Avenue bridge - 1989
Steam train approaching Tate's Avenue bridge - 1989
Until unrestricted vegetation growth and modernisation made such scenes almost impossible, there were still a few locations on the Belfast - Dublin railway line where the past could occasionally be recreated. On the last day of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's ( LinkExternal link ) "Mount Brandon" railtour, former Great Northern Railway (Ireland) class V compound 4.4.0 No. 85 "Merlin" approaches Tate's Avenue bridge with some vintage coaching stock.
Tate's Avenue bridge, Belfast

Tate’s Avenue originally crossed the GNR(I)’s Belfast – Dublin railway by a level crossing. The section of the line between Belfast and Lisburn opened in 1839. The present bridge replaced the level crossing.

Trains of the RPSI :: J3474

Formed in 1964, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) is a registered charity which preserves steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
The purpose of this Shared Description is to provide a single reference point for photographs of RPSI trains. All queries regarding past or future RPSI operations should be directed to the RPSI through its web site: LinkExternal link

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J3272, 436 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 15 May, 1989   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 324 726 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.0693N 5:57.1243W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 324 725
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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