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Holme Green crossing issue 30/12/2017 at 23:17 #104630
Albert
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Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
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Holme Green crossing issue 31/12/2017 at 14:35 #104651
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Albert in post 104630 said:
Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
Mantis 18877 (core code bug in 4.6.5; fixed in 4.6.7). Crossings will sometimes strike in even though there's a protecting signal at red; that's what's happened here.

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Holme Green crossing issue 01/01/2018 at 08:36 #104679
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Albert in post 104630 said:
Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
About 3/4 mile south of Biggleswade if I remember rightly, though last time I went down that way there was no longer any sign of it. I remember it had a resident crossing keeper (Stan) who had to phone Biggleswade box https://signalbox.org/gallery/e/biggleswadesth.php when there was something to cross; my father would simply tell him what was about & where and it was up to him to act accordingly.

A few years later Tim & I took a few photos there, on our first joint visit to the town; we still have the one of a Deltic we snapped (and later developed & printed in his darkroom). That was 1980 and I think even by then the crossing was no longer manned. The box, of course, had gone in '77 and was demolished by the end of '78; it was a few yards south of the relay room that replaced it.

Railway working was very different in those days!

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Holme Green crossing issue 11/01/2018 at 13:18 #104969
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kbarber in post 104679 said:
Albert in post 104630 said:
Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
About 3/4 mile south of Biggleswade if I remember rightly, though last time I went down that way there was no longer any sign of it.
Google Maps shows it as being on a road called Sheep Walk, which branches off the B659. I haven't been through there on a train in a while; perhaps Peter B can report whether it's still there.

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Holme Green crossing issue 11/01/2018 at 15:17 #104971
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clive in post 104969 said:
kbarber in post 104679 said:
Albert in post 104630 said:
Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
About 3/4 mile south of Biggleswade if I remember rightly, though last time I went down that way there was no longer any sign of it.
Google Maps shows it as being on a road called Sheep Walk, which branches off the B659. I haven't been through there on a train in a while; perhaps Peter B can report whether it's still there.
Image taken from Google Earth with an imagery date of 06/2017:




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Holme Green crossing issue 11/01/2018 at 21:40 #104981
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Definitely still there.
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Holme Green crossing issue 11/01/2018 at 21:54 #104982
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The sectional appendix may also assist
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Holme Green crossing issue 12/01/2018 at 09:20 #104993
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postal in post 104971 said:
clive in post 104969 said:
kbarber in post 104679 said:
Albert in post 104630 said:
Holme Green (the crossing near Biggleswade, I suppose) just phoned me 'Oi, I thought you said it was safe!' yet I fail to see which train has passed it. Save attached. Loader 4.6.6.
About 3/4 mile south of Biggleswade if I remember rightly, though last time I went down that way there was no longer any sign of it.
Google Maps shows it as being on a road called Sheep Walk, which branches off the B659. I haven't been through there on a train in a while; perhaps Peter B can report whether it's still there.
Image taken from Google Earth with an imagery date of 06/2017:



I can't have been looking that closely then! (Though truth to tell, on the very rare occasions I do go that way by train I'm usually looking out for the station & my former house.)

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