Crosby Station

Station Name:

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From Douglas:

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1st July 1873

8th  September 1968

Peel / Ramsey

Station Road, Crosby.

4 Miles, 60 Chains

Lifted (Lodge Remains)

Established as a crossing point for the opening of the line in 1873, the station boasted a long passing loop capable of crossing trains of up to twelve carriages; it also had two goods sidings, one of which served a cattle dock, and its own timber goods shed; at the eastern end of the site was a level crossing which had its own stone-built lodge in common with others along the line.

No platforms were ever installed here, carriages being designed to be boarded and alighted at ground level with dual running boards; there was a large advertisement hoarding next to the goods shed to conceal the manure siding which stretched as far as the rear of the station building.  The goods shed here was unique and of a Swiss Chalet style.

The small cattle dock was rail accessible and survived until closure, the site was cleared in 1975 leaving only the crossing keepers’ lodge on the eastern end of the station side beyond the level crossing. 

Station Building | Cattle Dock | Goods Shed | Gatekeepers Hut | Advertisement Hoarding

An early view of the station with a train arriving from the east, running bunker first to Peel so possibly shedded there.

Between trains in June 1963 showing the level crossing, long passing loop and the familiar station building to the right.

Closer view of the small cattle dock with its running in board attached, the advertisement hoarding visible on the left.

Passing through on the way to Douglas in 1967 as the station master observes the train beside the original station building.

In June 1963 the original structure was very much unchanged from the earliest days, the pallisade fence led to the gents facilities.

The unusual and unique goods shed with its Swiss style roof was unique to Crosby Station and survived until the closure.

After closure the building and level crossing remained until 1975 when the site was cleared; the crossing lodge remains today.

The diesel railcars passing through, note the cattle dock and advertisement hoarding, typical features of several wayside stations.

Snowfall at Crosby Station with the iconic running in board in maroon lettered in off-white, a feature of most stations.

In 1938 the station was very much unchanged for its earliest days, the unusual goods shed stood at the end of the siding.

No.8 Fenella passing the running in board viewed from an eastbound train; note the compensating signal lever.

An early view showing the station from the adjacent hillside with its striped roof and dominant advertisement hoarding.