Little ramps on level crossings - Why?

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  1. Ken H

    Ken H Established Member

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    I watched this (You tube movie - cab ride Carlisle to Newcastle)


    Lots of level crossings. But I noticed the little ramps on each side of the level crossings

    This is one at 6:17 with my scribbled arrow

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    What is this ramp for? AWS? Loose screw couplings? or what?

    Is it still a requirement?
     
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  3. GB

    GB Established Member

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    As you suggested, to deflect anything that might be hanging low to save damage to the crossing. Same reason why aws magnets have ramps on them.
     
  4. Kneedown

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    Probably helps when the P'way are using wheelbarrows too! :D
     
  5. dk1

    dk1 Established Member

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    That's what I wondered too.
     
  6. Ken H

    Ken H Established Member

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    Just took this pic at Giggleswick station. No ramps. Clearly not current requirement
     

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