Laxey railway station
|Location||Laxey, Isle of Man|
|Owned by||Isle of Man Railways|
|Line(s)||Manx Electric Railway
Snaefell Mountain Railway
|Tracks||2 (Coast) / 2 (Mountain)|
|Structure type||Station / Waiting Room / Cafe|
|Previous names||Manx Electric Railway Co.|
Laxey station is a station in the village of Laxey on the Isle of Man serving as an intermediate station on the Manx Electric Railway as well as being the lower terminus of the Snaefell Mountain Railway.
The station lies in the northern part of the village. As well the main intermediate station for the Manx Electric Railway the station is also the southern (and bottom) terminus of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, and is therefore the island's only dual-gauge station. The coast line runs to a gauge of 3' 0" whilst the mountain railway has a gauge of 3' 6" to accommodate a central braking rail.
The tin-roofed station building dates from the early years of the line and features the station name in large lettering painted on its roof. This building houses a booking office and a café as well as the station toilets and was extensively refurbished in 1994 marking the centenary of the tram service to the village, though not of this site.
The first terminal was located on the site of today's sub-station, whilst the viaduct (at the southern end of the station) was constructed to bridge the gap over the Glen Roy below.
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Laxey railway station.|
- Manx Electric Railway Stopping Places (2002) Manx Electric Railway Society
- Island Images: Manx Electric Railway Pages (2003) Jon Wornham
- Official Tourist Department Page (2009) Isle Of Man Heritage Railways
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