The Crossing

I remember the crossing cottage well. In the 80’s I used to come this way especially to see if I could see any trains. I was rarely lucky… Picture from Dave Cresswell’s post.

Sorry, I’ve been a bit busy again this week, but I just thought I’d flag up a really lovely, quirky bit of local history that may otherwise pass you by.

David Cresswell, Brownhillian, friend of the blog and rail enthusiast tweeted about this post on his blog this morning, and I read it on the  way to work. Guest written by Rob Taylor, it’s an account of life at Fosseway Level Crossing, on the Walsall to Lichfield Line, just north of Wall in Staffordshire. It’s lovely, it really is, and it’s exactly the kind of left-field local stuff I adore. This is really what the internet was invented for.

Dave is an active, founder member of the excellent South Staffordshire Railway Group who are campaigning to resurrect a rail service from Lichfield to Walsall through Brownhills in the long term, and try to preserve what remains of the railway now, in the short term. I wish David and Rob all the best.

They really are doing wonderful work. Why not check them out on their website or Facebook group?

Click on the screenshot to visit the blog and read Dave and Rob’s post.

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3 Responses to The Crossing

  1. That’s just brilliant, really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing it!

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