SK7867 : Driver's-eye view of Grassthorpe level crossing

taken 12 years ago, near to Weston, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Driver's-eye view of Grassthorpe level crossing
Driver's-eye view of Grassthorpe level crossing
The sign on the crossing reads "GRASSTHORPE L.C. / CROSSING CLOSES NIGHTLY / 22:00 - 06:00". The reason for this is that the crossing is manually operated - drivers wait whilst the crossing operator phones for clearance and opens the gates - and there is no night shift.

The train is a high-speed electric job on the east-coast main-line, which here passes through the very flat Trent plain, which explains the number of level-crossings (many have been upgraded to overbridges now).

I know that driver's-view photographs are normally rejected, but here it's very much part of the context!
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SK7867, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
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Arty 
Category
Level crossing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 785 673 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.8413N 0:49.5743W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 785 673
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Grassthorpe  East Coast Main Line 

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