Corkill's Crossing

Corkill's Crossing ((Manx: Crossag Corkhill) is an intermediate stopping place on the northerly section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man.

Corkill's Crossing

Crossag Corkill
Manx Electric Railway
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General information
LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 607-608
Owned byIsle Of Man Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
Structure typeNone
ParkingNone
History
Opened1911 (1911)
Previous namesManx Electric Railway Co.

LocationEdit

This diminutive rural request stop caters 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.

NotationEdit

The stop has a bus stop-type totem sign attached to traction poles, and these were fitted in line with then-management policy in 1999. The halt passes the driveway of the private residence "Barony View"; the road which bisects it leads to the nearby Glen Mona Hotel & Country Pub.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Manx Electric Railway   Following station
Ballasholague   Douglas - Ramsey   Glen Mona

See alsoEdit

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