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Croft Spa


Les Richardson

Croft Spa is a small wayside station on the East Coast Main Line at the Southern tip of County Durham.  It is unusual for never having had a goods yard- this was because Croft Goods was served by the Stockton & Darlington Railway’s Croft branch.  Set in 1960 the station sees the usual diet of expresses, fast freight and the occasional slower goods train.  One feature train is an 8-coach troop express hauled by a tender-first V2. The only stopping passenger services at Croft Spa were trains to and from the Richmond branch.  Croft Spa was the place where Charles Lutwig Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) spent some of his formative years.

 Control is DCC.  N-gauge.  

Contact Les on 01636706155 (leave a message if we don’t pick up) or email

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