Special train passing Barn station - 1985
Headed by Northern Ireland Railways' 80-class DEMU No. 90, a Belfast (York Road) - Larne special for the Royal Black Institution passes the closed Barn station.
The rapidly deteriorating up platform can be seen at left, while the footbridge in the background has since been demolished.
The exact reason for this special train has not been recorded.

​Image by The Turf Burner

Northern Ireland Railways

80 Class Motor Car No 90

A rare shot here of EE 4SRKT traction outside the UK. It's June 1991 and a gorgeous evening to ride the 20:10 Dundalk > Bangor, seen here at the Dalk ready to leave for a splendid run through the Mournes to Newry and beyond. At that time this was the only booked DEMU working into the Republic, although a couple of years later NIR leased 3 3-car 80 class units to Irish Rail for use on the Cobh branch and the Bray > Greystones shuttle.

Image and texy by Willaim Ellis