The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway
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Crystal Palace Part 1


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Index and Map

Link to the pre 2011 Pages

Link to pages 31-60

07/09/2012

Norwood Junction Station.
Sadly nearby Norwood Junction Models closed a few weeks before, this was where my first Hornby Dublo layout was bought in the 1960's.

07/09/2012

Norwood Junction Station.
Apparently when opened in 1839 the station was called
Jolly Sailor, presumably after the local pub of that name.

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Norwood Junction Station.

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Norwood Junction looking towards London Bridge, the line from Crystal Palace comes in on the right and between this and the main down line, hidden by trees is the site of Norwood Junction shed.

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Anerley Station, original entrance to the up platform.

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Attractive underbridge over Thicket Road on the Crystal Palace-Sydenham line.

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Eastern Portal of Crystal Palace Tunnel.
Strange that the portal is so simple, considering the location and in comparison to Paxton Tunnel on the High Level line, see further down this page.

 

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Crystal Palace Low Level.
Extensive restoration nearing completion,. All it needs now is the Trainshed , but well worth a visit as it is a fascinating location.

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Crystal Palace Low Level, Norwood Junction platforms.

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Crystal Palace Low Level, Norwood Junction platforms.

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Crystal Palace Low Level.

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Crystal Palace Low Level.
The location of the Trainshed is very clear.


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Crystal Palace Low Level.
Showing the steps to the disused platform 7 on the right.

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Crystal Palace Low Level.

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Crystal Palace High Level, looking towards Paxton Tunnel from the site of the main Farquhar Road building.

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Crystal Palace High Level, Farquhar Road bridge, although largely rebuilt, the bridge still gives away some of its history.

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Crystal Palace High Level. A section of the retaining wall that borders Crystal Palace Parade. The arches of the subway linking the Station with the Palace can just be seen in the right middle. See further down this page.

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Paxton Tunnel Southern Portal. For such an impressive piece of architecture it is a shame that it is now largely neglected and that the trackbed has been raised, which reduces the imposing nature of the portal.

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Crystal Palace High Level, the location of the headshunt and looking towards the Station and the buffers.

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Paxton Tunnel Southern Portal.

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Crystal Palace High Level.
The subway under Crystal Palace Parade looking towards the Palace.

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Crystal Palace High Level.
The Vault like subway linking the Station to the Palace, there were even separate 1st and 3rd class entrances.

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Crystal Palace High Level.
The far side of Crystal Palace Parade where visitors using the subway walked up to the Palace. Originally with a roof.

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Crystal Palace High Level.
Steps down to the concourse as seen above. The Palace was the other side of the row of trees.

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Camberwell Parish marker, dated 1870, a few years later than the opening of the railway, stands above the subway.

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The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, part of the landscaping for the Palace. Unveiled in 1854 they are remarkably realistic.

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Apparently when built the lake they surround was tidal so at certain times of day they would rise from or disappear into the water!

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I still have memories of visiting here as a child in the early 60's

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I probably had nightmares at the time!

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Part of the terracing that bordered the Place on its eastern side.

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Steps from the terracing up to the Palace.

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Todays Crystal Palace landmark overlooking the remains of its predecessor.

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Sphinx standing guard over the Palace site.

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One of the few remaining statues looks out over the suburbs.

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