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[*] Post 507914 posted on 4-6-2017 at 12:44 Reply With Quote
The Past/Tradition Is Still Alive & Well In The UK Pix



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Photog: Phil Cotterill
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ID Caption: "Surprising to find this still happening in 2017! This is Chartham, near Canterbury, in Kent. The crossing keeper is kept busy with 6 trains per hour, during the day."

Isn't the 'crossing keeper' out of uniform without wearing his bowler hat [top hats are solely the prerogative of management level personnel]? You English are letting tradition slip right through your fingers/wherever without any, apparently, conception of your glorious (or is it vainglorious) past!!!

The trains have to stop, right, when it's tea time for the crossing keeper!

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[*] Post 507915 posted on 4-6-2017 at 13:20 Reply With Quote


Level crossings are dangerous. It is surprising they still exist. But if the do, it's better they are manned than automatic.
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[*] Post 507918 posted on 4-6-2017 at 13:35 Reply With Quote


Apparently even the boss of the railway company doesn't have the right to enter the green box. There is a similar box near where I work and the employee took great delight telling a room of teachers and other professionals that when we were having a meeting about one of his children .
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