Station Name: RAYDON WOOD

[Source: Nick Catford]


Raydon Wood station Gallery 3:
November 1974 - October 2018


Raydon station looking south-east in November 1974.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Raydon Wood station forecourt in November 1974. There is no evidence that Cawoods Solid Fuels Ltd. were using the building at this time. The basement windows are clearly visible.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Raydon Wood station looking south-east in May 1978.
Photo by Alan Young

Raydon Wood station looking north-west in May 1978. The single storey building was probably a gents' toilet and lamp room.
Photo by Alan Young

Raydon Wood station entrance and forecourt in 1985. The cars parked in front of the building suggest Cawoods Coal might have been using it as an office at this time.
Photo by Alan Simpson

Raydon Wood station forecourt in November 2006. Cawoods Coal has now gone. In fact a new company called Cawoods Coal was incorporated in Northern Ireland on 10 October 1995. The site is now occupied by CPL Distribution, a solid fuel distribution company. The sign on the building says Approved Coal Merchant.
Photo by Robert Evans. Reproduced from Geograph under creative commons licence

In April 2011 the Raydon Wood building was being restored. It is assumed CPL sold part of their site to a property developer. The scaffolding came down before restoration was complete and no further work has taken place since.
Photo by Keith Halton from his Flickr photostream

After closure the Raydon Wood signal box was purchased by a local builder Maurice Pickess & Sons of Capel St Mary who used it as a materials store. When the business closed in the 1970s it was taken over by Schofield & Latt, roofing contractors who used it as an office. On 25 February 1998 the signal box was moved by road to the Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens near Diss in Norfolk. It has now been restored by volunteers at the museum. The coach is a GER 379 Six-Wheel Luggage Composite built 1887.
Photo by Glass Angel from his Flickr photostream

A new entrance to CPL Distribution has now been provided as seen in this view from October 2018.
Photo by Nick Catford

Raydon Wood station in October 2018. The extension on the left incorporates parts of the single storey building that originally stood here. A section of low platform has been created from the degraded remains of the original platform.
Photo by Nick Catford

The single storey block at the east end of the building has had a second floor and a new roof added. Care has been taken to match the original brickwork. The darker bricks on the right are part of the original building, but all the other red bricks on that side are new.
Photo by Nick Catford
In October 2018 the original ground floor door onto the platform remain intact although the platform surface has been removed leaving an awkward step down.
Photo by Nick Catford

Entrance to the basement is down steps from the front of the building. There is no access to the upper floors from the basement. The basement has been cleared, awaiting restoration at some time in the future.
Photo by Nick Catford

 

 

 

[Source: Nick Catford]




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