Crossing the line

RAILWAY REALISM

Level crossings are one of the common features on model railways, but few represent the diversity of styles which existed on the national system, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES discovered.

WHEN BRITAIN’S railways were under construction, mostly in the 19th century, their lines stretched for many thousands of miles and as they did so they cut through many acres of private land and bisected any roads, canals and rivers that happened to be in their path.

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