J3576 : Old shipyard railway, Belfast (7)

taken 10 years ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Sydenham, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Old shipyard railway, Belfast (7)
Old shipyard railway, Belfast (7)
The northern end of this section J3576 : Old shipyard railway, Belfast (6) of preserved shipyard railway, beside the Thompson Dock J3576 : The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast (left). Old capstans are a feature of the area LinkExternal link.
The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast

The 268m (880ft) long Thompson Graving Dock was constructed between 1903 and 1911 to cater for the new class of White Star liners under construction in Belfast - notably the Olympic and the Titanic. When constructed it was the largest graving dock in the world. It continued to be used for ship repair purposes until 2002 and is now preserved as a tourist attraction.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 762 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.9456N 5:53.9926W
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Irish: geotagged! J 357 762
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Belfast  Belfast Harbour  Titanic  Titanic Quarter  Closed Railway  Thompson Graving Dock  Capstans  Harland & Wolff 

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