SC4384 : Laxey Station

taken 8 years ago, near to Laxey, Isle of Man, Great Britain

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Laxey Station
Laxey Station
As well as being the main intermediate station for the Manx Electric Railway, the station at Laxey is also the southern (and lower) 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. The station building was extensively refurbished in 1994.

LinkExternal link Transport Heritage site.

Compare with SC4384 : Laxey Station (1974).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 May, 2011
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 844 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.9214N 4:24.3156W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 432 844
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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