At one time, Elsbridge was the top station of the Knapford and Elsbridge Light Railway. After the formation of the North Western Railway and the opening of Anopha Quarry in 1914, the line was extended to Ffarquhar.
By the station there is a cricket field.
In the television series, Elsbridge is the junction to Thomas' branch line. The station has a large overhead footbridge. There is a small yard and an engines shed situated here as well. It only appeared in seasons one-four.
In the fourth season, the water tower was replaced by a siding.
In Sodor Adventures from the first season to the second, Elsbridge served as a junction for The Main Line and Thomas' Branch Line. From the third season onwards, it went back to its Railway Series counterpart and Knapford was the junction.