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It's often forgotten that Croydon used to have two electricity generating stations: an 'A' and a 'B' which was the newer of the two. The 'A' station still had, during the sixties, both steam and overhead electric motive power and here we see the indigenous electric loco which had a single pole as its power collector. Its history was that it was built by English Electric in 1925 with works number 692 and soldiered on until it was scrapped in 1974. A great loss to the heritage community one suspects. The odd thing is that on three visits I never saw it working although apparently it did sometimes turn its wheels.
[Slide taken by Mke Morant]

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