Barnby level crossing, Balderton, 1959

Image ID: 09997

Barnby level crossing, Balderton, 1959

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Barnby Crossing

Barnby Crossing south of Newark-on-Trent with the Up 'Yorkshire Pullman' heading for King's Cross behind A1 4-6-2 No 60130 'Kestrel'. Looking north-east with the signal box and railway cottages (all now gone) on the left. Website contributor John A Thickitt adds: 'I can provide a bit more interpretation for this one, which I hope may be helpful. The A1 class were a modern, powerful locomotive designed for use on the East Coast Main Line. Note the qualifying 'Up' at the beginning of the caption. This was a railway term here meaning the train was running towards London (the 'Yorkshire Pullman' was a Leeds Central to Kings Cross service which also accommodated through coaches from Bradford and Harrogate). The train returned northwards later in the day. A titled train usually carried its name on a headboard attached to the front of the engine (allowing easy identification of a high priority service). On this occasion it appears the Headboard was not carried'.

Date: 1959

Organisation Reference: NCCE003999


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