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Headland railway station

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Headland Station (Manx: Stashoon Howe) was the temporary terminus of the Groudle Glen Railway in the Isle of Man between 1983 and 1991, after which time the line was reinstated to its original terminus at . It also served as the terminus between 1950 and 1962. Origins The station was created as the terminus of the line from the end of the Second World War until closure in 1962. A landslide on the section following it ensured that the line was impassable upon reopening after the war and a run-round loop installed here to facilitate the locomotive Polar Bear running around its rake of coaches. At this time steps installed to serve the headland cafe which overlooked the picturesque beach below. The loop utilised a shortened section of what had originally been an extra long passing loop installed in the early years of the twentieth century, facilitating the passing of two trains without the need for either to draw to a halt. Upon closure the lines were lifted and the site bec
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