Cronk-ny-Braaid, or the Hill in the Valley, more famously known as Cronk, is named so because the town was built on a curious rocky outcrop in the centre of the valley leading to the heart of Sodor. This incredibly defensive structure led to its development into a fortified town. A castle was built here in the twelfth century.
Kevin Volley was stationmaster of Cronk Station around 1960.
Just to the west is The Viaduct where Gordon once had his dome blown off in 1957. A few miles to the north is a public school and the ruins of Cronk Abbey, both of which are serviced by Abbey Station on the Peel Godred Branch Line.