J5980 : Old railway, Donaghadee harbour

taken 14 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Old railway, Donaghadee harbour
Old railway, Donaghadee harbour
The Donaghadee line opened to passengers in 1861 and closed in 1950. The harbour siding opened in 1870 but had been closed before WWII. The rails have gone but the course of the siding is still clearly visible. See also J5979 : Site of Donaghadee station.
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, 19 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6684N 5:31.8723W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 801
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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