At each end of the Marine Drive, cliff lift railways connected the terminii with promenade level: the Douglas Head Incline Railway was opened in August 1900 and finally closed at the end of the 1953 season.


Lower Station

A view of the Incline Railway which clearly shows the lower station, pay booth, attendant and both cars. Today, only the heavily overgrown formation and steps up to Douglas Head remain following the line's closure in 1954. Further details regarding the Douglas Head Incline Railway can be found at I…

View from Upper Station

Looking down from the upper station, the Battery Pier and Bolton's amusement arcade are visible in the distance. Further details regarding the Douglas Head Incline Railway can be found at Isle of Man Cliff Railways. (Photographer Unknown)

Cars Passing

The line’s two cars pass at the mid way point, against the magnificent vista of Douglas Bay. The crowds lining the path and headland emphasise that Douglas Head was once a magnet for tourists. (Photo: Manx National Heritage)

Upper Terminus

A 1949 view of the Douglas Head Incline Railway with one of the cars, which sports an unusual livery, shown at the upper terminus. Well known local musician, Doug Davidson is stood on the car's platform. (Photo: Courtesy of Butch Butterry)

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