J4159 : Old railway, Saintfield (1)

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Saintfield, Northern Ireland

Old railway, Saintfield (1)
Old railway, Saintfield (1)
A mass of tangled vegetation is all that remains to mark the course of the old County Down railway. The view is towards Saintfield station J4159 : Former railway station, Saintfield, Downpatrick and Newcastle from this bridge J4159 : Old railway bridge, Saintfield on the Windmill Road. J4159 : Old railway, Saintfield (2) shows the view towards Belfast.
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
Saturday, 13 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 411 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.8193N 5:49.4724W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 411 594
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Saintfield  Railway (Dismantled)  Vegetation 

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