The last steam trains in Northern Ireland, indeed the whole of Ireland, were the stone trains (and occasional passenger trains). The last of the stone trains ran on Saturday 2nd May 1970, hauled by No.53 and banked by No.4. The final mainline trains were on Sundays 24th & 31st May 1970 to haul girders from York Road yard for a new bridge at Ballyclare Junction. The lead locomotive then worked light to Antrim to collect the steam crane. No.4 was taken out of storage at Carrickfergus for this operation. The views here were taken over the last couple of years of steam. There is an accompanying article of the same title by Joe Cassells in the "Irish Railways General" section on the "Publications" page.