Station Name: NORTON
Norton station looking southwest in December 1965 as an ex-LMS Class 5 locomotive heads towards Warrington with a fast goods service. Despite being closed for over ten years the station was remarkably intact.
Photo by M J Esau
1898 1:2,500 OS map.
Looking northeast at Norton station c. 1970/1. At this time the stations platforms and the original signalbox were extant. Close observation shows that demolition work had begun on the former up platform, to the right of the picture. The signalbox had an open fire for heating. Coal for use by signalmen can be seen heaped at the end of the up platform.
Looking northeast from the signalbox at Norton station c. 1970/1. Work had started on the demolition of the stations platforms. By the time this photograph was taken over half of the length of the down platform had already been removed
Looking north east at Norton station in the early 1970s after the stations platforms had been removed. The train, hauled by a Sulzer type 2 diesel (Class 25) was on route to either Llandudno or Holyhead.
Photo by David Lennon
Norton Station looking towards the South West in September 1995. By this date the up platform had been demolished and the Warrington direction platform had been cut back by a few metres. Also the station building, in use as a private residence, had lost its waiting room area by this time. The shape of the waiting room area can be seen on the side wall . In the background can be seen Runcorn East station which opened in 1983 to serve the 'New Town' areas of Runcorn which had developed after Norton Station closed.
Photo by Alan Young
Norton Station in February 2005
Photo by Paul Wright
Norton station looking towards the South West as darkness falls in January 2010. Although the platforms are no longer extant the station building is still standing in more or less its original form. In the distance can be seen Runcorn East Station which opened in October 1983. The signalbox on the left of the line stands on a location which was just at the end of Norton stations
Photo by Mark Aldred
Norton Station as seen from the station approach road in June 2010. A period LMS target sign, possibly an original, has been fitted to the modern extension which occupies the site of the ticket office and waiting room.
Photo by Paul Wright