C8540 : Portrush railway station

taken 15 years ago, near to Portrush, Northern Ireland

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Portrush railway station
Portrush railway station
Used by tourists or mostly students going to the University of ulster at Coleraine. The station, which is 67¾ miles from Belfast, was opened on 4 December 1855. To accommodate excursion and holiday traffic, extensive reconstruction by the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, under the direction of its engineer and architect Berkeley Deane Wise, was completed in 1893. Three platforms were provided (only one is now in regular use) together with a train shed (demolished) and a station building in a "half-timbered" Mock Tudor style with a clock tower, described by Currie as "certainly one of the most handsome railway buildings in Ireland"; it is now occupied by a club. Goods traffic to the station closed on 20 September 1954. The large 1892 grandfather clock from the station was returned to Portrush in 2007 and is displayed in Barry’s Amusements complex adjacent to the station. Other survivals from the past are some semaphore signals (including "somersault" examples) and an early water tank. The railway was formerly owned the Northern Counties Hotel, the principal such establishment in town. A line once continued beyond the station to serve the harbour, and the Giant's Causeway Tramway began in Eglinton Street alongside the station.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 September, 2007
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 858 406 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.3013N 6:39.1878W
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Irish: geotagged! C 858 406
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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