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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

FARSAP logo  Wilstrop Crossing

Wilstrop Crossing is still worked, on one shift at least, by a resident crossing keeper. It features opposing signals cleared for trains in both directions on the single line because it is an in-section crossing, not a block post. Hand operated swing gates were once commonly seen but are giving way to lifting barriers.

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: Monday 4 May 2015
Narrator: Phil Graham
Crossing Keeper: Debbie Bayes
Local Operations Manager: Jon Derrick
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

1848 Line opened by East & West Yorkshire Junction Railway.
1852 East & West Yorkshire Junction Railway become part of the York and North Midland Railway.
1854 York and North Midland Railway become part of the newly created North Eastern Railway.

 


Can you help?

The project would love to hear from you, especially if you worked or still work in a signal box, and you are willing to provide reminiscences and / or pictures. Please contact the webmaster in the first instance.