Watson's Crossing

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Watson's Crossing

Crossag Watson
Manx Electric Railway
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LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 636-637
Owned by Isle Of Man Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
Structure typeNone
ParkingNone
History
Opened1911 (1911)
Previous names Manx Electric Railway Co.

Watson's Crossing is a stop on the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man.

Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway is an electric interurban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey. The line is undulating and passes through areas of scenic beauty. Many visitors take an excursion on the trams.

Isle of Man British Crown dependency

The Isle of Man, sometimes referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

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Location

Being a rural stop, it catering 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.

Naming

Unofficial halts such as this never appear in timetable materials or have nameboards fitted to show their names. Many do however now carry bus stop-type signs attached to traction poles, and these were fitted in line with then-management policy in 1999.

Preceding station  Manx Electric Railway  Following station
Ballgorry   Douglas - Ramsey   Dolland

Also

Manx Electric Railway Stations

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Coordinates: 54°15′01″N4°22′35″W / 54.25028°N 4.37639°W / 54.25028; -4.37639

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