Signalling Record Society
Belmont Crossing is one of those rare locations where the 1-2-1 train approaching bell signal is in use. Originally operated by a 'resident' crossing keeper, increasing activity led to provision of a crossing cabin.
The geographic location of the signal box and crossing can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this location at the centre of the map panel, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.
|Filmed by:||George Duncan|
|Filmed on:||Tuesday 5 May 2015|
|Narrator:||Richard Pulleyn & Phil Graham|
|Crossing Keeper:||Dave Askew|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|1851||York and North Midland Railway opened from their temporary terminus, through Knaresborough to a north facing junction south of Starbeck station.|
|1854||York and North Midland Railway become part of the newly created North Eastern Railway.|
|c1914||Crossing cabin built.|
|1965||Second-hand McKenzie & Holland frame installed.|
|1974||Lifting barriers installed.|
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