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Title: Todmorden - Dobroyd Crossing Signal Box - LYR00280

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Title

Todmorden - Dobroyd Crossing Signal Box - LYR00280

Subject

Buildings, Dobroyd, Dobroyd Castle, Dobroyd Crossing, LYR, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Level Crossing, Places, Railway, Railways, Signal box, Todmorden

Description

LYRS 3825 - c.1890. On the carriage drive to Dobroyd Castle. "The level crossing at Dobroyd was controlled from this quaint, doll's house-style structure, first erected in 1872, and replaced in 1901. The job of crossing keeper was an occupational position that continued until the last keeper, Mrs Miriam Greenwood, left in 1964. The crossing hut contained a telephone and a coal-burning stove for heating." (http://www.todmordenalbum.co.uk) It is now pedestrian access only and the Box and cottage have gone as has the larger building behind.

Around 1890, when this photograph was taken, much of the traffic using the Dobroyd crossing would be farmers or vehicles associated with the Castle.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

Date

1890, 1890s

Rights

PHDA - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

Identifier

LYR00280.tif

Citation

Unknown, “Todmorden - Dobroyd Crossing Signal Box - LYR00280,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed October 17, 2018, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/12931.

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