Back in July 1990, when this photo was taken, the level crossing gates at North Elmham were in pristine condition, having been very recently repainted and overhauled. This posed some interesting questions for British Rail, given that the line had closed completely 18 months earlier and the granary that supplied the last freight traffic lies in ruins in the background. Sadly, the gates did not receive any further care and were left to slowly deteriorate, pending reopening of the line one day. The north gate (nearest) was the first to collapse nineteen years later and was replaced by a metal version.
Location: North Elmham
Company: Fakenham Branch (Norfolk Railway)
Photographer: Mark Dufton
Make contact: Mark Dufton
Image number: 47525