Station Name: WEST BERK LEVEL CROSSING

[Source: Nick Catford]



Date opened: Unknown
Location: On the west side of an un-named minor road
Company on opening: Manx Northern Railway
Date closed to passengers: Unknown
Date closed completely: Unknown
Company on closing: Manx Northern Railway
Present state: Demolished - no evidence remains
County: Isle of Man
OS Grid Ref: SC308893
Date of visit: 21.5.2010

Notes: A very short lived halt is recorded at West Berk Level Crossing, no dates are known and no pictures are known to exist.

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 Ramsey by Tom Heavyside - Middleton Press 2004 - ISBN 978 1 904474 39 5
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.

Click here for a comprehensive list of books, magazines and videos about the Isle of Man railways.

Other web sites: Narrow Gauge Heaven - includes old colour photographs

Click here for a brief history of the Isle of Man Railways

To see other stations on the St. Johns - Ramsey line click on the station name:
St. Johns, Peel Road, St. Germain's, Gob-y-Deigan Halt, Kirkmichael,
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Looking south west towards West Berk level crossing in June 1974
P
hoto by Tim Stephens


West Berk Level Crossing is not shown on any maps and has been
inserted here in its assumed position

Looking north west towards West Berk Level Crossing in June 1974. The station was just before the level crossing gates seen in the distance. The crossing keeper's cottage can be seen on the left.
P
hoto by Tim Stephens


Looking south at the site of West Berk Level Crossing Halt in May 2010. The halt was on the other side of the gate. The line itself crossed the lane in the foreground by means of a level crossing from which the halt got its name.
P
hoto by Paul Wright

The stone built crossing keepers cottage at West Berk Level Crossing. The picture is looking west from the position of the actual crossing itself. The cottage was on the same side of the lane as the halt.
Photo by Paul Wright

 

 

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


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