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Middleton Towers

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Collected date 02/02/08

A sunny day at the start of February afforded a day's cycling in Norfolk, starting from Littleport and then heading via the closed station at Denver to Middleton Towers station. This closed station is at the eastern end of a branch line from King's Lynn which once continued to Dereham. Now the line only exists to serve King's Lynn sand quarry.

The station building seen from the road:

Middleton Towers side

The platform side of the building:

Middleton Towers rear

The platform and shelter still survive:

Middleton Towers platform Middleton Towers
platform and shelter

A closer view of the shelter with the canopy's supporting spandrels still visible:

Middleton Towers shelter

The old level crossing gates are still in place, as are the warnings to pedestrians:

Middleton Towers level
crossing sign

Indeed, the lights on top of the gates are still working:

Middleton Towers level
crossing lights

Looking east from the level crossing:

Middleton Towers looking east

The sand loading arrangement:

Middleton Towers yard

Looking west along the line back towards King's Lynn:

Middleton Towers looking west