Image ID: 19256
Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives
Taken from the north side of the crossing. Text by the photographer, Reg Baker, written in 1975: The Attenborough Lane level crossing, on the Midland Railway opened in 1839, Nottingham to the south and east. These type of crossing gates are rapidly being replaced by continental type barriers. This road has been a busy road during the fishing season in the past, as it leads to the river Trent, now a wild-life and waterfowl reserve open to the public free of charge. This has increased the traffic enormously over this crossing. Railway traffic is also heavy here with coal trains full en route from the Nottinghamshire collieries to the Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Castle Donnington, Willington and Spondon electricty generating stations, and empty en route back to the colleries. The train on the crossing is on its way to Annesley Colliery from Castle Donnington. To the left of the crossing is Attenborough Station.
Organisation Reference: NCCS002640