Dhoon Glen Halt

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Dhoon Glen
Manx Electric Railway
Dhoon Glen station (geograph 5056635).jpg
The station in 2016, after renovation
LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 530-532
Owned byIsle Of Man Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
Structure typeWaiting Shelter / Cafe
ParkingAdjacent
History
Opened1899 (1899)
Rebuilt1987
The station in 2003, before renovation

Dhoon Glen is an intermediate stopping place on the northern section of the Manx Electric Railway in the Isle of Man. It is not to be confused with Dhoon Halt, which is the next halt, about 600 metres to the north.

Location[edit]

The stop lies on the A2, at the southern end of the parish of Maughold. It is at the top of the Dhoon Glen, one of the island's National Glens. This is a steep wooded glen which runs west to east for about 1 km and leads to a secluded pebble beach. The halt is on a bend in both the road and the railway (both following the contour of the land), and has its own tiny cafe which has been there for many years, latterly known as "Jean's Place" among other titles, it is currently called the "Dhoon Coffee Stop".[Is this still open?]

Dhoon Glen Hotel[edit]

There is a large unsurfaced car park opposite the halt, on the site of the Dhoon Glen Hotel which was destroyed by fire in 1917 and never rebuilt. The old station shelter, separate from the cafe (which houses passenger toilet facilities beneath it) was replaced in 1987 with a more modern structure, and now forms a passenger shelter in addition to being covered accommodation for the cafe as required.

Renovation[edit]

The area was renovated in 2008 and the station platform area block paved to rail level, creating a clearly demarcated passenger/customer area.

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Manx Electric Railway   Following station
Ballaragh   Douglas - Ramsey   Burn's Crossing

Coordinates: 54°15′01″N 4°22′35″W / 54.25028°N 4.37639°W / 54.25028; -4.37639

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mike Goodwyn (1993). Manx Electric. Platform Five. ISBN 978-1-872524-52-8.
  • Keith Pearson (1992). 100 Years Of Manx Electric Railway. Leading Edge. ISBN 0-948135-38-7.
  • Robert Hendry (1978). Manx Electric Album. Hillside Publishing. ISBN 0-9505933-0-3.
  • Norman Jones (1994). Isle Of Man Tramways. Foxline Publishing. ISBN 1-870119-32-0.

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