TF1305 : Woodcroft Crossing near Helpston

taken 5 years ago, near to Etton, Peterborough, Great Britain

Woodcroft Crossing near Helpston
Woodcroft Crossing near Helpston
A train from Peterborough en route to Leicester passes Woodcroft Crossing, located on Woodcroft Road near Helpston. The crossing spans the East Coast Main Line (ECML) and the Peterborough to Leicester line. Woodcroft Crossing has the unusual distinction of being the last remaining manned gated level crossing (i.e., without automatic barriers) on any British main railway line.
A footbridge originally spanned the ECML but this was removed when the overhead power cables were installed. The metal rod underneath the tracks which previously opened both gates simultaneously broke many years ago and has never been replaced; consequently, the crossing keeper is now required to open the two gates individually. The former crossing keeper's house, which now appears to be a private residence, is located to the left of the crossing.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Railway Line (from Tags)
Level Crossing 
Railway (from Tags)
East Coast Main Line  East Coast Mainline 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Level Crossing 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1389 0506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8813N 0:19.1198W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1390 0509
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Level Crossing  Level Crossing Gates  East Coast Main Line  East Coast Mainline  Train  Passenger Train  ECML 

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