SE6324 : Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing

taken 21 days ago, near to Carlton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing
Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing
This is a user-operated crossing SE6324 : Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing instructions, with the gates operated by push-button activated hydraulic rams. Note the green light indicating that no train is due and that it is safe to open the crossing. Until a few months previously the crossing had lifting barriers raised by hand-operated pumps. Their replacement with more traditional gates is an unusual step.

I was lucky that my visit coincided with the passage of both motor vehicles SE6324 : Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing - vehicle crossing and a train SE6324 : Approaching Jacky Duffin Wood level crossing so I was able to see the complete operation.

The name of the crossing is interesting as it does not follow the normal procedure of being named after the road. Jacky Duffin Wood does not appear on modern maps, and you have to go back to the 1850s OS map to find it shown. On that edition it appears as an alternative name to Far Close Wood, which is the only name to be used on all subsequent maps up to the present. This includes maps published before the railway was built. The name of the crossing is clearly the original, as the crossing keeper's cottage is consistently named on maps as Duffin Wood Gatehouse.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6359 2438 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.7185N 1:2.2815W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6362 2434
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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