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LEVEL CROSSINGS is the fourth volume in the series titled “The History and Development of Railway Signalling in the British Isles”.


This volume looks at the development of level crossings from their earliest uses covering horse-drawn waggonways to high-speed lines ranging from early policing to automated crossings. Engineering, legislation and technological developments such as CCTV, radar and lidar are explored in detail as crossing safety tries to keep pace with increases in railway lines’ capacity and speed. Human interaction with the railway at level crossings is also examined. Above all, the quest for greater safety and learning the lessons from real-life incidents is described in some detail.  

History and Development of Railway Signalling Volume 4

  • Level Crossings
    by Tony Pinkstone and Mike Peart (218 pages, 30cm x 21cm, Hardback)

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