this window when done
of McKibbin Blacksmith’s, 1930s
picture is taken from the rear of the McKibbin
family blacksmith’s on the Comber
Road. It is a particularly harsh
spell in winter. A 'Track Walker' can be seen making his way towards Dundonald station, checking the line as he goes. This
section of track was on a 1 in 187 gradient rising towards Belfast.
Jack McKibbin in his book “Memories Under The
Chestnut Tree” recalls “Often the engine of a big goods’ train skidded on the
rails just opposite us and, after much puffing and chuffing, made its way
slowly to the City of Belfast”.