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The cabin at Sandhill Lane was believed to be the last surviving example of a London & North Eastern Railway pre-cast concrete crossing keeper's cabin, manufactured in York and delivered to site flat-packed. Sadly the plan to preserve the cabin at the NRM had to be abandoned due to the advanced state of concrete cancer affecting the building.

The geographic location of the 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. The Ordnance Survey has consistently marked the crossing as Sandhill Gates.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn & Russell Hollowood
Filmed on: Friday 27 September 2013
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn
Crossing Keeper: Neil Whesson
Mobile Operations Manager: Brian Harris
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

22 September 1834 Leeds to Selby opened.
20 May 1973 Gascoigne Wood to Selby resignalled and control of line passed to Gascoigne Wood and Selby signal boxes. Thorpe Gates signal box reduced to gate box. Protecting signals for crossing S1861 Down and GW1862 Up. [Signalling notice 54].
10 April 1983 Control of section between Hambleton East Junction and Selby passed to York IECC. "GW" signals replated to "Y" [Signalling Notice 117 + NS Won 14-15/1983].
28 September 2013 Crossing closed to vehicles to allow conversion to full width barriers with obstacle detectors [LNEC WON 27/2013]. Crossing cabin demolished to allow the road to be widened.
7 October 2013 York signals Y1862 and Y1864 replated as S and control transferred to Selby. S1861 signal converted from semi-automatic to controlled. [LNEC Won 28/2013]
14 October 2013 Gate box decommissioned and renewed with MCB-OD type crossing. [LNEC Won 29/2013].


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