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North Camp

North Camp station, on the former South Eastern Railway's Redhill to Reading line, opened in 1858 though it is believed the current station buildings were constructed a few years later. The station is named for the eponymous military camp in the area which opened three years before the station. Beside the up platform (towards Redhill) is a small oil depot with two sidings reached from the Reading end. North of the platforms is a level crossing. Despite being in what today is deepest third rail electrified territory the line remains non electrified and passenger services are now provided by Thames Trains with class 165 or 166 diesel multiple units. The photographs by Ian Morgan below were taken around 1987 before a flyover was built next to the level crossing.

 
North Camp The long and low station buildings on the down (Reading) side of the line.

photograph by Ian Morgan

 
No decent station, especially in a military area, is complete without a station pub and in this "period" picture The Old Ford is served by Courage - a brewery with a long tradition in the area. Note also the "heritage" motor cars!

photograph by Ian Morgan

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North Camp A "heritage" DMU in the up platform.  Note the oil depot behind it and in the foreground the wooden grid preventing passengers from leaving the platform down the ramp towards the level crossing.

photograph by Ian Morgan

 
Another heritage DMU departing the down platform across the level crossing towards Reading.

photograph by Richard Sheppard

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North Camp The platform side of the station buildings - note the slightly staggered start to the platforms at the down end of the station.

photograph by Ian Morgan


 
The level crossing hut and a SR concrete platelayers-hut.

photograph by Ian Morgan

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