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Dhoon Quarry Halt

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Location  Maughold, Isle Of Man
Owned by  Isle Of Man Railways
Opened  1900
Coordinates  Pole Nos. 555-556
Structure type  Cottage (Extant)
Owner  Manx Electric Railway
Platforms  Ground Level (See Text)
Tracks  Various Running Lines (See Text)

Dhoon Quarry Halt is a rural request stop on the northern section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man, close to the quarry with which it shares its name. Although the quarry is no longer active, the area is now one of the line's bases for permanent way supplies and stock, and during the 1990s it provided the terminus for the Year Of Railways (1993) event featuring steam locomotive No. 4 "Loch" of the Isle of Man Railway hauling trailers over the metals of the Manx Electric Railway between Dumbell's Row and this point. For this reason there is a concrete-built docking area built especially for the locomotive to take on coal and water, which has more recently been used as a loading area for flatbed wagons on the line. In addition to the two usual running lines (a crossover is also located at this point) there are several sidings, a fraction of what was once here, and these were used solely in connection with quarry traffic. A collection of buildings were also extant, including the "Creosote Cottage" and the body off a 10-12 class tramcar used as a storeroom for many years. By the time of the 1993 events the area had been tidied up, portaloos installed and many of the old building disappeared. The stone-built cottage remains in situ however and is used in connection with permanent way duties. From a passing tram today, there are always items of interest here, it is where the 0-6-0 diesel locomotive "Bertie" is usually stored together with a stockpile of replacement sleepers.

Also

Manx Electric Railway Stations

References

Dhoon Quarry Halt Wikipedia


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