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farmer.ned

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#1
hi
its not very often you find something from the past that hasnt been either modernised left to decay or has been subject to the demolition mans hammer there are still bits around if you know where to look.
one such place is godnow bridge level crossing near crowle in lincolnshire.
bulit by the south yorkshire railway in 1859 who also owned the canal alongside the railway
godnow bridge also had a halt built at the same time between medge hall and crowle with godnow bridge halt closing in 1917 and medge hall in 1960 with the SYR being absorbed by the manchester sheffield and lincoln railway in 1864 becoming the great central in 1897.
today godnow bridge defies modern barriers by virtue of the canal opposite the cabin as it requires the crossing keeper to close the railway crossing and the canal crossing to allow swinging of the bridge to allow pleasure craft to pass.
godnow bridge is one of 3 mechanical crossings on the doncaster to cleethorpes via scunthorpe line the other two being at keadby and as mentioned medge hall.
wether medge hall may be modernised in the future is unknown but keadby and godnow will remain so by virtue of the canal requiring a 24 hour prescence for freight trains from immingham once passenger services have ended for the day.
so for the time being these 3 rural relics will continue to delight railway photographers,pleasure craft owners and fishermen to years to come as another trans pennine train snakes around the curves en route to manchester .
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the crossing box from godnow road this is a totally remote location crowle being about a mile and a half behind us
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the crossing infomation board
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godnow bridge originally called godknow bridger from the keadby canal side
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the canal bridge and railway crossing it requires the crossing keeper to close both the railway and canal gate to allow pleasure craft to pass
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and a very popular location for maggot dangling
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a full view of godnow bridge from the lane
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apart from the couple of houses its a remote and tranquil place
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the canal gate
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the keadby looking towards scunthorpe further up the canal is navigable to large ships as far as althorpe wharf the railway follows the canal on the left
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the railway and canal looking towards medge hall
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as a colas rail oil train heads back to immingham and a first trans pennine dashes by en route from cleethorpes to manchester airport

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farmer.ned

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#3
thats why its on here..... you could argue exploring grotty old drains isnt either but sometimes a forum needs something different and intresting instead of the same old site posted over and over visited and revisted by urbexers
 

tallginge

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#7
Cool - I enjoyed yer stuff from Worksop btw - that pumping station :thumbI never went in the ryton under the town centre, when I worked there recently, though - too much stoopy silty stuff
 

Jackdaw47

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#8
hi
its not very often you find something from the past that hasnt been either modernised left to decay or has been subject to the demolition mans hammer there are still bits around if you know where to look.
one such place is godnow bridge level crossing near crowle in lincolnshire.
bulit by the south yorkshire railway in 1859 who also owned the canal alongside the railway
godnow bridge also had a halt built at the same time between medge hall and crowle with godnow bridge halt closing in 1917 and medge hall in 1960 with the SYR being absorbed by the manchester sheffield and lincoln railway in 1864 becoming the great central in 1897.
today godnow bridge defies modern barriers by virtue of the canal opposite the cabin as it requires the crossing keeper to close the railway crossing and the canal crossing to allow swinging of the bridge to allow pleasure craft to pass.
godnow bridge is one of 3 mechanical crossings on the doncaster to cleethorpes via scunthorpe line the other two being at keadby and as mentioned medge hall.
wether medge hall may be modernised in the future is unknown but keadby and godnow will remain so by virtue of the canal requiring a 24 hour prescence for freight trains from immingham once passenger services have ended for the day.
so for the time being these 3 rural relics will continue to delight railway photographers,pleasure craft owners and fishermen to years to come as another trans pennine train snakes around the curves en route to manchester .
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the crossing box from godnow road this is a totally remote location crowle being about a mile and a half behind us
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the crossing infomation board
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godnow bridge originally called godknow bridger from the keadby canal side
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the canal bridge and railway crossing it requires the crossing keeper to close both the railway and canal gate to allow pleasure craft to pass
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and a very popular location for maggot dangling
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a full view of godnow bridge from the lane
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apart from the couple of houses its a remote and tranquil place
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the canal gate
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the keadby looking towards scunthorpe further up the canal is navigable to large ships as far as althorpe wharf the railway follows the canal on the left View attachment 786774 View attachment 786775
the railway and canal looking towards medge hall
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as a colas rail oil train heads back to immingham and a first trans pennine dashes by en route from cleethorpes to manchester airport

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I’m trying to get my head around these pics, are you saying the rail line parallels the canal with a crossing for the canal and rail and both have to be closed at the same time for someone in a watercraft to pass, is this a main drag for the railway. :-)
 

farmer.ned

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#9
thats what makes godnow unique the control box for the swing bridge is next to the crossing box so when the bridge is swung the railway crossing has to be closed to prevent motorists from ending up in the canal
 

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