Mike Hodgson wrote:Looking at the crossing gates on Streetview, they appear to be locked across the line by simple bolts dropped into the ground.
Manual gates with wheels.
The bolts will only be to hold the gates open to road traffic. In fact the key lock unit can be seen on the clapping post with the key in situ.
Mike Hodgson wrote:Courtesy of Google, this photo shows the crossing with instruments behind the frame, not seen on the photo at the top of the thread.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30324026@ ... 206927875/
This photo shows lever 1 as brown, with its keys as one would expect. Lever normal, signal levers reversed. Also additional electrics above the frame.
Now thats interesting! Lever 6 no longer has a shortened stroke and I can't see the hole for the Annetts lock plunger. Is this the same frame? I wonder if the frame has been moved and it was easier to replace it. If so it is quite a coincidence that the new one also has six levers.
Mike Hodgson wrote: http://community.dur.ac.uk/paul.hodgkin ... ossing.jpg
I suspect lever 1 and the keys are redundant and the frame relocked electrically, perhaps something to do with the treadles?
They won't be redundant, but the frame has gained additional electrical apparatus which, along with the treadle(s?), is I'm sure to do with Moreton on Lugg controls. As to wether MoL controls are relevant to a crossing with hand worked gates I'm not at all sure!
I think that unlikely, especially post Elsenham.Mike Hodgson wrote:The crossing has wickets - were they perhaps once locked by 6?