TL1836 : East Coast Main Line at Arlesey (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Arlesey, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

East Coast Main Line at Arlesey (1)
East Coast Main Line at Arlesey (1)
It's extraordinary, in this age of health and safety and risk assessments for every minor communal or corporate activity, that Joe Public can freely and legitimately walk across 4 mainline railway tracks with trains travelling at 125 miles per hour or more. However this is the case here, almost certainly because a public right of way existed long before the Great Northern Railway arrived on the scene in 1850, and the amount of pedestrian traffic crossing did not warrant the construction of a footbridge. To put the speed of trains into more meaningful terms in this context 125 miles per hour is about 500 metres or yards every 10 seconds.

This is the view looking south from the crossing, similar to Kenneth's TL1836 : East Coast Main Line at Arlesey foot crossing.
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TL1836, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 189 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.7162N 0:16.0774W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 189 364
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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