Ballaragh Halt

Ballaragh Halt (sometimes Bulgham) (Manx: Stadd Balley Ragh (Yn Volgan)) is an intermediate stopping place on the northerly section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man

Ballaragh (Bulgham)

Balley Ragh (Yn Volgan)
Manx Electric Railway
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General information
LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 488-489
Owned byIsle Of Man Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
ParkingNone
History
Opened1899 (1899)
Rebuilt2009
Previous namesManx Electric Railway Co.

LocationEdit

It is the nearest stopping place to the line's summit. The halt is little used today but following a large landslip that severed the line in 1967 it acted as the railway's temporary terminus. Passengers would disembark their tramcar, walk onto the road and re-board a northerly based car to continue their journey. The halt serves the small hamlet of the same name, and is sometimes referred to as "Bulgham Bay" in literature.

PlatformsEdit

The site of the halt is discernible from the main road that runs parallel as it features a set of steps for passengers built into the stone wall that separates the two. During July 2009 at a point a little further north of the station, a viewing platform consisting of planking and railings was erected here to demarcate the passenger-accessible land for special tram services that operate in the area.

DedicationEdit

Further north still is the summit of the line, at which point a plaque has been erected to the memory of Mike Goodwyn, historian and chairman of the Manx Electric Railway Society and this is visible from the passing tramcars.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Manx Electric Railway   Following station
Ballamoar (T)   Douglas - Ramsey   Dhoon Glen

Coordinates: 54°14′31″N 4°22′23″W / 54.24205°N 4.37309°W / 54.24205; -4.37309

AlsoEdit

Manx Electric Railway Stations

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

SourcesEdit