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Croydon Station, Normanton to Croydon Railway

Helen Street, Croydon

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Croydon railway station entrance (20110; EHP

Croydon railway station entrance (20110

Croydon Station, Normanton to Croydon Railway (2011); EHP

Croydon Station, Normanton to Croydon Railway (2011)

Croydon railway rolling stock (2011); EHP

Croydon railway rolling stock (2011)

Croydon station complex is located on the outskirts of town and consists of both original and modern buildings. Croydon station is now a simple building clad in corrugated iron with a low pitched roof which does not resemble the station destroyed in 1969, but appears to have reused some of the materials. A set of Avery scales are against the outside wall at the end of the building and a cylindrical water tank is adjacent. Beyond the tank is an 1887 Saxby and Farmer lever, believed to be rare. The complex also contains also a set of quarters similar in appearance to those at Blackbull (60km north-west) with detached kitchen and shower annexes to the rear. Croydon station also retains some original equipment such as a Ransomes and Rapier crane, as at Normanton. This is located beside the line at a short distance from the station building and near the former goods shed, the concrete slab of which survives nearby. A loading ramp constructed of metal sleepers and rail and filled with earth also remains, though in a ruinous condition. The tower section of a windmill made from rails is also in the yards and locomotive parts are scattered about.

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Coordinates: -18.19966726, 142.23918834

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

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Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023