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Sidley-005 – The access from the rear of the street level building at Sidley station, in the early years of the 20th century.
Sidley-006 A poor quality view of Sidley station shortly after opening in 1902.
Sidley-007 Looking south across Ninfield Road bridge in 1902.
Sidley-008 – The impressive frontage of Sidley station on Ninfield Road c1910. .
Sidley-009 In 1949 Bopeep Tunnel at St Leonards had to be closed for extensive repairs.
Sidley-010 Sidley station, looking north from the up platform in, May 1951.
Sidley-011 Sidley station down platform building c 1950s.
Sidley-012 Sidley station looking north from the signal box in the 1950s.
Sidley-013 Sidley signal box in the 1950s.
Sidley-014 Pull-and–push unit 661 stops at Sidley to pick up passengers in the 1950s
Sidley-015 A pull-and-push unit bound for Bexhill West is seen in the down platform at Sidley in the 1950s.
Sidley-016 Sidley station looking north from the up platform in the 1950s.
Sidley-017 Looking south at Sidley station and goods yard from Ninfield Road bridge in March 1955.
Sidley-018 A ‘Pull-and-push’ unit 661 with an ‘H’ class 0-4-4T.
Sidley-019 The same pull-and-push unit is seen in the down platform in the 1950s, bound for Bexhill West.
Sidley-020 A view of Sidley station from the steeply inclined approach road to the goods yard in the 1950s.
Sidley-021 Looking north towards Sidley station in the 1950s.
Sidley-022 Looking south at Sidley station from Ninfield Road bridge in the 1950s. The goods yard is seen beyond the down platform.
Sidley-023 1951 – the street level building on Ninfield Road let out to private users.
Sidley-024 Sidley station looking north along the down platform c 1954.
Sidley-025 Sidley station waiting room on the down platform in the 1950s.
Sidley-026 An unidentified H class tank locomotive pulls into Sidley station c 1950s.
Sidley-027 Sidley station up platform seen from a southbound pull-and-push service in April 1958.
Sidley-028 Sidley station looking south from the approach road to the goods yard c early 1960s.
Sidley-029 Sidley station looking north from the down platform c early 1960s. A large station sign is seen at the entrance to the station in Ninfield Road.
Sidley-030 Sidley station looking north from the down platform c early 1960s. The long access road to the goods yard is seen on the left.
Sidley-031 Sidley station looking north from the down platform c 1964.
Sidley-032 Sidley station looking north from the signal box c1964.
Sidley-033 A DEMU waits for passengers for Bexhill West c1964.
Sidley-034 Sidley station looking north from the down platform c1964
Sidley-035 Sidley station ticket office on the down platform c1964.
Sidley-036 A lone passenger waits for a Crowhurst train at Sidley station in May 1964, a few weeks before closure of the line.
Sidley-037 Sidley station ticket office (left) and waiting room on the up platform in 1963.
Sidley-038 DEMU 1121 in the down platform at Sidley station on 7 June 1964, a week before closure of the line.
Sidley-039 Sidley station looking north from the up platform c 1967, two years after the track was lifted.
Sidley-040 Looking north towards Sidley station c1967, two years after the track was lifted.
Sidley-041 Looking north along Sidley station down platform c1967.
Sidley-042 Sidley station looking south from beneath the Ninfield Road bridge c1967..
Sidley-043 Sidley station street level building on Ninfield Road in use as a garage and petrol station c1967.
Sidley-044 After being let out by the Southern Railway in 1938 the former street level building at Sidley became a garage.
Sidley-045 Sidley station looking north in July 1967.
Sidley-046 By March 1968, after removal of the edge stones, the platforms were little more than mounds of earth; only the ramps under the bridge survived.
Sidley-047 Looking north towards Sidley station from the goods yard in March 1968.
Sidley-048 In March 1968 the Sidley street level building on Ninfield Road survived as a petrol station.
Sidley-049 By March 1968 the platforms at Sidley station had been reduced to degraded earth mounds. .
Sidley-050 Sidley station in March 1968.
Sidley-051 Looking north towards Sidley station from the goods yard in March 1968.
Sidley-052 Sidley stationmaster’s house in the early 1970s.
Sidley-053 The shed was built to a standard SECR design and similar sheds were used on the Tottenham Corner branch.
Sidley-054 For many years the Sidley station site was used for motorcycle training.
Sidley-055 The site of Sidley station looking south from Ninfield Road bridge in November 2013.
Sidley-056 Planning application for continued use of the Sidley station for motorcycle training.
Sidley-057 The site of Sidley station looking north in October 2007.