The Magherafelt Gallery


A collection of historical town photographs mostly dating from the early-to-mid 1980s. There are also photographs covering some of the former Magherafelt railway, the Derry Central Line.
See also: Magherafelt on Domesday Reloaded, articles and photographs collected by the BBC. [Now sadly closed down]

Magherafelt Town, circa 1982-1986

Magherafelt Town, circa 1982-1986

04 June 1982
Photographs from all around the town of Magherafelt, taken in stages between 1982 and 1986.

Magherafelt Railway Replica

Magherafelt Railway Replica

20 June 2014
A model of the Magherafelt Station and the railway. Built using hand-crafted models.

The Derry Central Railway and Connecting Lines in 2011

The Derry Central Railway and Connecting Lines in 2011

28 October 2015

Photographs taken in 2003, 2011 and in 2016 of what remains of the once 29ΒΌ miles of railway between Magherafelt and Macfin. Also included are connecting railway lines to Cookstown, Draperstown and towards Castledawson. The railway opened on the 19th of February 1880 and the line between Magherafelt and Kilrea closed completely on the 5th of October 1959. There are pictures of the railway stations past and present for comparison's sake. You can imagine what the railway was like when the lines were actually down.

Note on the old photographs of the railway: The old black and white photographs are for reference purposes. Some have been bought as either prints or postcards and others are taken from the Internet. All the colour photographs from 2003, 2011 and later.

St Swithin's Church & MacFlynn's Bar

St Swithin's Church & MacFlynn's Bar

17 December 2014
Photographs of the church without its spire and MacFlynn's bar prior to demolition.

Video Gallery: Railways in South Derry

Video Gallery: Railways in South Derry

23 January 2015
Video recordings of a model railway based upon Magherafelt Station.


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