Ballymena

Location type


Name and dates

Ballymena (1855-)

Opened on the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway.

Opened on the Ballymena and Larne Railway.

Opened on the Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway.




Dates

04/12/1855Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway
Opened from a new Ballymena station (just north of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway terminus Ballymena [1st] which closed) to Coleraine and Portrush.
  /  /1875Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway
Carries iron ore from Cargan to Ballymena on the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.
  /  /1878Belfast and Ballymena Railway
Doubled from Cookstown Junction to Ballymena.
  /  /1878Ballymena and Larne Railway
Act allows extension from Ballymena [Harryville] to Ballymena, alongside the main line, allowing connection to the Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway. Act also allows extension form Ballyclare Paper Mill to Doagh.
  /  /1880Ballymena and Larne Railway
Extension to Ballymena opened.
  /  /1940Ballymena and Larne Railway
Closed from Ballyboley Junction to Ballymena.
  /  /1990Belfast and Ballymena Railway
Antrim to Ballymena singled.
  /  /1992Belfast and Ballymena Railway
Antrim to Ballymena restored in anticipation of the diversion of Londonderry trains via Whiteabbey, to be introduced with the opening of the Cross Harbour Link. Loops prepared at Kingsmoss and Templepatrick, and north of Antrim at Magherabeg.

Books

150 Years of the Great North: Tales of the Little But Good
A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways

Great North Memories: Aberdeen No. 2: Scenes of the North East's Own Railway

Great North Memories: LNER Era, 1923-47

Great North of Scotland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, vol. 3)

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Carriages

Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
Modelling the Great North of Scotland Railway
Moray Coast Railways
Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway