Crosby railway station
Crosby Station was an intermediate stop on the Isle of Man Railway; it served the village of Crosby in the Isle of Man and was a stopping place on a line that ran between Douglas and Peel. It was part of the island's first railway line.
|The Isle of Man Railway Co., Ltd.|
|Location||Station Road, Crosby IM4 5ED.|
|Owned by||Isle Of Man Railway Co., Ltd.|
|Platforms||Two, Ground Level|
|Tracks||Two Running Lines & Various Sidings|
|Structure type||Station Building & Goods Shed|
|Opened||1 July 1873|
|Closed||9 September 1968|
Toilets, Waiting Room, Booking Facilities
This station boasted its own cattle dock, siding and station building, the latter of which was made to the same design as the station building at St John's. The station last operated in 1968. At the eastern end of the station, beyond the points of the passing loop, the line crossed the road to Ellerslie Depot and the stone crossing hut is all that survives of the railway infrastructure today.
When the line closed, a group of lads from Merseyside removed the station nameboard and to this day it is believed to hang on the wall of the scout headquarters in the Liverpool suburb that shares its name.
The site of the former station is now on the perimeter of the local playing fields at the bottom of a valley that shortly thereafter climbs steeply to the old school house, now a languages centre. The local Methodist chapel is located on the same road and since the line's closure a cricket pavilion and meeting rooms have been erected nearby. The public toilets for the village and war memorial also stand at the end of the road, which adjoins the world-famous T.T. course at its end.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Isle Of Man Railway
- James I.C. Boyd Isle Of Man Railway, Volume 3, The Routes & Rolling Stock (1996) ISBN 0-85361-479-2
- Norman Jones Scenes from the Past: Isle of Man Railway (1994) ISBN 1-870119-22-3
- Robert Hendry Rails in the Isle of Man: A Colour Celebration (1993) ISBN 1-85780-009-5
- A.M Goodwyn Manx Transport Kaleidoscope, 2nd Edition (1995)
- [Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association]