Ballasholague Halt

Ballasholague Halt (Manx: Stadd Ballasholague) is a diminutive rural request stop on the northern section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man, catering almost exclusively for local traffic. Due to the nature of the tramway's construction, the cars can stop and drop off almost anywhere and will do so within reason. For this reason a great number of localised stopping places have built up since the line was completed, many at the intersection of farmer's crossings like this one. The crossings/halts usually take the name of the farmer or the farm as is the case here, but these unofficial halts never appear in timetable materials or have nameboards fitted to show their names. Many do however now carry bus stop-type signs attached to traction poles, and these were fitted in line with then-management policy in 1999.

Ballasholague

Ballasholague
Manx Electric Railway
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General information
LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 602-603
Owned byIsle Of Man Heritage Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
Structure typeNone
ParkingNone
History
Opened1899 (1899)
Previous namesManx Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Preceding station   Manx Electric Railway   Following station
Ballig   Douglas - Ramsey   Corkill's Crossing

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

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