J5878 : Course of old railway, Donaghadee - February 2016(1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Course of old railway, Donaghadee - February 2016(1)
Course of old railway, Donaghadee - February 2016(1)
Now some 66 years since closure, the former Belfast and County Down Railway, looking towards Comber and Belfast, from this bridge J5878 : Old railway bridge, Killaughey Road, Donaghadee (February 2016) on the Killaughey Road. For a comparison see J5878 : Old railway, Donaghadee (March 2008).
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
Thursday, 4 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Donaghadee 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 585 788 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.9681N 5:32.6954W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 586 788
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Railway (Dismantled) 

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