Manx Northern Railway Line

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Sulby Bridge station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John to Ramsey line, it is built in red sandstone which was quarried from Peel.

The station is named after the adjacent Sulby Bridge, and it’s rather isolated position meant that it was not as busy as the nearby Sulby Glen station.

The St John to Ramsey line and all of its stations, including Sulby Bridge station closed completely in 1968.

Railway House is now in private ownership.

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Railway House Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sulby Glen Station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John’s to Ramsey line.  The station was situated on the south side of the road from Sulby Glen to the Coast . The station had a single siding with a combined raised goods platform and cattle dock.

The Manx Railway system was very  busy well into the second half of the 20th century but by the 1950’s  traffic levels began to decline as less holidaymakers visited the island and  road transport competition started to make its presence felt.The St Johns to Ramsey line along with all of its  stations, including Sulby Glen was closed completely on the 13th  November 1965. It re-opened to passenger services in 1967 but closed again on the 6th September 1968  this time for good.

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Sulby Glen Crossing - © Peter Killey

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Orrisdale Gatehouse on the former Manx Northern Railway Line.

The next stop towards Kirk Michael (about 300m) is the former Bishopscourt Halt.  Bishopscourt Halt was once a minor stop on the former Railway Line which was primarily used as a stop for the use of the Bishop, his staff and visitors.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Orrisdale Gatehouse on the old Northern Railway Line -  © Peter Killey

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