Braddan Station

Station Name:

Date Opened:

Date(s) Closed:

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Postal Address:

From Douglas:

Current Status:

Braddan / Kirk Braddan

1st May 1897

8th September 1968

Peel / Ramsey

54°09’41” N 4°30’21”W 

Douglas-Peel Road, 

1 Mile, 40 Chains

Closed & Lifted

Request stop on the Peel Line established to serve the local community and primarily the hugely popular open-air church services at the nearby Kirk Braddan Church, for which the railway regularly operated long special trains.  The station was only manned when these specials were operated and was equipped with a small timber hut to accommodate a booking office with a corrugated iron roof; the platform consisted of a long gravelled area, carriages being accessed from ground level via two steps; in 1963 the Queen Mother boarded a special train here headed by No.11 Maitland and using saloon F.36, which thereafter became known as the Royal Saloon.

The structure remained in place long after the railway had closed and was removed in 1985, being replaced with a modern alternative, and taken back to Douglas Station where it was restored and modified, later being installedat Colby Station on the south line where it remains today; at this time the front panelling, doors and windows were removed to make it an open-fronted shelter.  The previous building at Colby Station, similar to that which remains at Santon Station today, was removed in 1980.  Today the site is part of the T.T. access road and has had a macadam surface since 1988; the bridge under which the railway passed carries the mountain course and is still a landmark today.

Booking Office / Ground Plaform

Looking West, Sunday Special

July 1933

Diesel Railcars

September 1964

Braddan Station

May 1961