TM1587 : Red flags on the railway line

taken 10 years ago, near to Sneath Common, Norfolk, Great Britain

Red flags on the railway line
Red flags on the railway line
View north over the level crossing on Station Road, Tivetshall St Margaret. Tivetshall was a railway station > Link on the Great Eastern Main Line as well as the western terminus of the Waveney Valley Line from Beccles > Link . It was first opened in 1849. The Waveney Valley Line was opened in 1885. Tivetshall station was closed in 1966. Nothing remains of the Waveney Valley Line.

The since electrified track of the former Great Eastern Main Line is presently operated by National Express East Anglia, running trains from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.

A section of the track is currently being rebuilt and the line is closed over the weekend, with the only trains running being freight trains that supply building materials such as railway sleepers, ballast and sand. Awaiting a freight train hauling sand to the building site, red flags have been placed on the tracks where they cross Station Road (B1134). Once the crossing gates are closed to road traffic the red flag will be removed and an engineer will signal that the crossing is clear by holding up a green flag. This image was taken by kind permission (and under supervision) of authorised staff.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 8 November, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 158 879 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.8169N 1:10.4707E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 158 879
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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