operated by the Manx Northern Railway. The Foxdale Company went into receivership in 1891 but the receivers had the Manx Northern Railway continue operations
Notes: Waterfall Station which served the village of Lower Foxdale opened along with the Foxdale Railway on the 17.8.1886. It served trains running between Foxdale and St Johns MNR with some going on to Ramsey in the early days. Although owned by the Foxdale Railway Company the line was
On the 24.5.1905 the Manx Northern Railway was taken over by the Isle of Man Railway and the Foxdale Branch was added to their network.
closed to passengers. It continued in use for goods up until 1960 but it was not lifted until the mid 1970's.
|The station at Waterfall consisted only of a small wooden waiting shelter. The Foxdale Branch had been constructed primarily to serve local mines at Foxdale and passenger services were always sparse. In 1928 the station was downgraded to a request stop. In 1940 many services were operated by buses and in 1943 the line
Further reading: Isle of Man Classic Steam by Robert Robotham published by Colourpoint 1998. Old colour photographs of the Isle of Man Railways - ISBN 1 898392 43 9
Douglas to Peel by Tom Heavyside - Middleton Press 2002 - ISBN 978 1 901706 88 8
Isle of Man Railways Vol. 1 Pre 1873 - 1904, Vol 2 1905 - 1994 & Vol. 3 by J I C Boyd - the definitive history of the Isle of Man railways - Oakwood Press.
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Other web sites: Narrow Gauge Heaven - includes old colour photographs
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To see other stations on the Foxdale branch: St. Johns (MGN) & Foxdale