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30 April 2017
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21 June 2015

Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo Belmont Crossing

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.



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Video Credits

Filmed by: George Duncan
Filmed on: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn & Phil Graham
Crossing Keeper: Dave Askew
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

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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