Duck, Oliver, Mike, Frank, Donald, Doc, Paul, Gregory Larson

Arlesburgh West, also known as Arlesburgh Junction, is the top station of the Little Western. The station is also the terminal of the Arlesdale Railway and was the harbour station of the Mid-Sodor Railway.

History and Workings

The station was first opened to serve the nearby harbour in 1880. The North Western Railway extended the line to Arlesburgh in 1916, but after the Mid-Sodor Railway was closed in 1947, both the station of Arlesburgh West and the branch line closed too. In 1967, the station was reopened, and since then, the ballast from the mines on the Arlesdale Railway has been brought down to the station for the standard gauge railway.

The station yard has an engine sheds for the Little Western engines, a turntable for Donald and Douglas, and a ballast chute, where the ballast from the small engines' trucks was poured into the standard gauge trucks below. The Arlesdale Railway also has their own sheds, turntable and yard at the station.



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