Cronk-ny-Braaid, or the Hill in the Valley, more famously known as Cronk, is named so as 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 (now ruined) castle was built here in the twelfth century.
Kevin Volley was stationmaster of Cronk Station around 1960.
Just to the west is a magnificent viaduct where Gordon once had his dome blown off in 1957. A few miles to the north is a private school and the ruins of Cronk Abbey, both of which are serviced by Abbey Station on the Peel Godred branch.