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Pedestrian level crossing at Birstall, Leicester

Pedestrian level crossing at Birstall, Leicester

L2092. To reduce expense, and to prevent delays on a railway which prided itself on speed, there were no conventional level crossings built on the London Extension. However, there were a number of pedestrian occupation crossings such as this one at Birstall. To help prevent accidents on this seemingly dangerous Great Central feature, cast iron signs would have wisely told the would-be pedestrian to 'Beware of Trains'. The line had only been closed for nine years when this picture was taken, but it is still difficult to believe that express locomotives once thundered past these stiles.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1978-03-18
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 127mm
dimension.H - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/192
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458700 309000)
point - 1978-03-18
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.