The Kirk Ronan Branch Line is a little-known branch line on the North Western Railway.


The line starts at Kellsthorpe Road and calls at Rolf's Castle before ending at Kirk Ronan. The line serves the harbour here, and ore and slate from Crovan's Gate are sent here.

Kirk Ronan is known as a fishing port, so fish are unloaded here. A steamer service to Dublin is operated on Tuesdays and Fridays from Kirk Ronan, so tourists may use the railway as transportation to the port.


In the time of the Sodor and Mainland Railway, Clive, Neil and Matthew ran the line. It is currently run by Arthur on the Fishing Village Line.


In the Railway Series, the branch line only appeared in a flashback in Very Old Engines. In the television series, Kirk Ronan appeared in a number of fifth season episodes, most prominently in A Better View for Gordon, when Gordon crashed into the station wall during the opening ceremony.