Waterside Railway Station – Londonderry/Derry :: Shared Description

The Londonderry & Coleraine Railway (L&C) opened its line from Waterside to Limavady Junction in 1852, extending to Coleraine in 1853. From 1861, the L&C was leased to the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway (BNCR), who absorbed the L&C in 1872. No records are known of the original L&C station, but the BNCR commissioned an impressive dressed sandstone structure from John Lanyon, which opened in 1875. In addition to the usual train shed, waiting, booking and refreshment facilities, this building also contained living accommodation, in use up to 1975 when the last resident was Northern Ireland Railways’ then North West Area Manager, Mr Alec Esdale. Unfortunately, the station was bombed in 1972, when the refreshment rooms were destroyed, and again on 22 September 1975 which obliterated the entire centre section.
Northern Ireland Railways closed Lanyon’s station on 24 February 1980, moving to new premises which, while closer to the Craigavon Bridge linking Waterside with the City, is a building of limited architectural merit. However,press reports in March 2014 confirm the station is to be restored and returned to use as a railway terminus: LinkExternal link
More information can be found: LinkExternal link
For the purpose of this Shared Description, Waterside station comprises the area from the 1980 station to the former down distant signal.
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C4416 : Waterside arrival platform - 1979 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : The train cleaner - Waterside - 1979 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Train taking fuel at Waterside station - 1979 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Waterside Station by N Chadwick
C4416 : Waterside railway stations - old & new - 1979 (3) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Steam locomotive in Waterside station - 1979 (4) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Waterside railway stations - old & new - 1979 (6) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Freight train at Waterside - 1979 (6) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : The original Waterside station, Londonderry by Albert Bridge
C4316 : Former Waterside station building - 2007 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Two 70-class sets - Waterside station by The Carlisle Kid
C4316 : Steam train at Waterside - 1977 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : 70-class set leaving Waterside - 1974 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Waterside railway stations - old & new - 1979 (5) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Freight train at Waterside - 1989 (1) by The Carlisle Kid
C4316 : 70-class set entering Waterside - 1973 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Freight train at Waterside - 1979 (3) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Steam train at Waterside - 1970 (2) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Freight train at Waterside - 1979 (5) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Some staff - Waterside station (1973) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Train at Waterside - 1978 by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : 70-class No. 73 at Waterside by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : Steam locomotive in Waterside station - 1979 (1) by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : 70-class refuelling at Waterside station by The Carlisle Kid
C4416 : 70-class No. 74 approaches Waterside - 1973 by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Sun, 26 May 2013, Updated: Wed, 19 Mar 2014

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