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The Northern Counties Committee (NCC) was a railway that served the north-east of Ireland. It was built to Irish gauge (1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)) but later acquired a number of 914 mm (3 ft) narrow gauge lines. It had its origins in the Belfast and Ballymena Railway that opened to traffic on 11 April 1848.

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  • The Northern Counties Committee (NCC) was a railway that served the north-east of Ireland. It was built to Irish gauge (1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)) but later acquired a number of 914 mm (3 ft) narrow gauge lines. It had its origins in the Belfast and Ballymena Railway that opened to traffic on 11 April 1848. The NCC itself was formed on 1 July 1903 as the result of the Midland Railway of England taking over the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR), which the Belfast and Ballymena Railway had become. At the 1923 Grouping of British railway companies, the Committee became part of the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS). After the nationalisation of Britain's railways in 1948 the NCC was briefly part of the British Transport Commission, which sold it to the Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) in 1949. The BNCR and its successors recognised the potential value of tourism and were influential in its development throughout Northern Ireland. They were able to develop and exploit the advantages of the Larne – Stranraer ferry route between Northern Ireland and Scotland which gained importance in World War II. (en)
  • La Northern Counties Railway (in inglese Northern Counties Committee - NCC) era una linea ferroviaria del nord-est dell'Irlanda. Costruita originariamente con il calibro irlandese standard di 1.600 millimetri, alla ferrovia furono successivamente aggiunti dei tratti a passo ridotto (914 mm). Nota con il nome di Belfast and Ballymena Railway, aprì al traffico l'11 aprile 1848. La NCC fu fondata ufficialmente il 1º luglio 1903, come risultato della fusione della Midland Railway e della Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR), il nuovo nome della Belfast and Ballymena Railway. All'accorpamento del 1923 delle compagnie ferroviarie britanniche, la Committee divenne parte della London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). La linea passò alla British Transport Commission con la privatizzazione delle ferrovie del 1948 in Britannia, e l'anno seguente, 1949, venne ceduta alla Ulster Transport Authority (UTA). La BNCR, fu sottoposta a successive modifiche, in funzione del valore potenziale turistico della zona, condizionando lo sviluppo della stessa rete attraverso il Nord Irlanda. Furono in grado di sviluppare e valorizzare i vantaggi del breve tratto di mare che separa Irlanda e Scozia, divenuto poi di grande importanza strategica nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale. (it)
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  • 1949-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
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  • 1903-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
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  • Class U2 74 Dunluce Castle at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra (en)
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  • Belfast and Ballymena Railway (en)
  • Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (en)
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  • Northern Counties Committee (en)
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  • The Northern Counties Committee (NCC) was a railway that served the north-east of Ireland. It was built to Irish gauge (1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)) but later acquired a number of 914 mm (3 ft) narrow gauge lines. It had its origins in the Belfast and Ballymena Railway that opened to traffic on 11 April 1848. (en)
  • La Northern Counties Railway (in inglese Northern Counties Committee - NCC) era una linea ferroviaria del nord-est dell'Irlanda. Costruita originariamente con il calibro irlandese standard di 1.600 millimetri, alla ferrovia furono successivamente aggiunti dei tratti a passo ridotto (914 mm). Nota con il nome di Belfast and Ballymena Railway, aprì al traffico l'11 aprile 1848. (it)
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  • Northern Counties Railway (it)
  • Northern Counties Committee (en)
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  • Northern Counties Committee (en)
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