TRIVIA: Railway Crossings with unusual names!

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Ashley Hill

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Across the network are a number of crossings,some User Worked ,others staffed and many other types. Some have unusual names,do you know any? To start:-
British Tissues -between Tondu and Garth.
Frying Pan Farm - between Melksham and Bradford Jct
Paradise Crossing -between Truro and Redruth
 
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A well known one, but I always like Red Cow crossing at the north end of Exeter St David's, which conjures up an image of such an animal ambling across the many tracks there. It must be a good many years since a cow of any colour was last seen using it.
It seems to be named for its location in Red Cow Village, maybe named after a now vanished local pub?
 

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Not a crossing, but when I worked in renewals I always took an interest in the jobs with interesting names. Working in Anglia, the Sluts Hole job was a particular highlight!

On the national renewals log once, I remember seeing a job on Western called Chocolate Poodle. Anyone have any ideas where that is and where the name comes from?
 

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Not a crossing, but when I worked in renewals I always took an interest in the jobs with interesting names. Working in Anglia, the Sluts Hole job was a particular highlight!

On the national renewals log once, I remember seeing a job on Western called Chocolate Poodle. Anyone have any ideas where that is and where the name comes from?
Used to be the name of a nearby pub, I believe.
 

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Not a crossing, but when I worked in renewals I always took an interest in the jobs with interesting names. Working in Anglia, the Sluts Hole job was a particular highlight!

On the national renewals log once, I remember seeing a job on Western called Chocolate Poodle. Anyone have any ideas where that is and where the name comes from?
It's here: http://abcrailwayguide.uk/bridge-swy866751-west-lavington-wiltshire#.XnY_xXLgq1s

Discussed here: https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/am-i-being-had.45767/
 

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I was intrigued by all these crossing names but unfamiliar with their locations so I wondered if there was a site that would display all the UK crossings on a map. I found this site which certainly shows a lot of crossing sites, but I have no idea how accurate or comprehensive it is. It does have a search facility, but that seems to be for the base map and not necessarily for the crossings.
One anomaly I noticed was that it doesn't show the Folkestone Harbour Branch line (presumably because it's closed?) but it does show a crossing on the branch.
 

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Surely the winner is Sluts Hole Crossing?
That’s my vote. Whenever the LX spreadsheet was sent to Norfolk County Council it always got quarantined by their system for offensive language.

Another fvourite, not far from Sluts Hole* was Six Mile Bottom.

* the lack of an apostrophe, and where it was positioned, was always intriguing.
 

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One O’Clock Crossing near Wivelsfield is a good one.

Guildables and Gonore (sometimes known as Nore Farm) on the Uckfield Line and Sunt Farm on the East Grinstead Line.

For some reason, Gun Barn on the Dorking-Horsham route is always memorable.

Big Bullsdown (Dorking area) gives a healthy clue as to the sort of farming which goes on in much of the local area. Some caution needed!
 

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I think a crossing that must have been unusually descriptive at one time might be Wooden Gates, near Alnmouth...
I believe that its name (“Wooden Gate”, singular) derives from “the gate at Wooden” (there is a nearby “Wooden Farm”), rather than “a gate made out of dead trees”.
 

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Not a crossing, but when I worked in renewals I always took an interest in the jobs with interesting names. Working in Anglia, the Sluts Hole job was a particular highlight!

On the national renewals log once, I remember seeing a job on Western called Chocolate Poodle. Anyone have any ideas where that is and where the name comes from?
Chocolate Poodle Bridge is near Lavington on the Berks & Hants and was named after a nearby pub which closed many years ago. On NR track diagrams it is shown as A360 Salisbury Road at 86m67ch.
The location got a mention when an HST his a fallen tree near there about 10 years ago. As Chocolate Poodle isn't the official name it caused no end of confusion and a grumble and "learning points" in the RAIB report.
 

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Jacobs Gutter LC on the Fawley branch, although one relief signalman used to refer to it as Jacobs ladder.

Queen Adelaide at Ely North Jn on the road to Prickwillow.
 

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Jacobs Gutter LC on the Fawley branch, although one relief signalman used to refer to it as Jacobs ladder.

Queen Adelaide at Ely North Jn on the road to Prickwillow.
There are two Queen Adelaide road crossings and an Adelaide footpath crossing in the same area, not to mention the crossing in Southampton which is variously called Queen Adelaide or just Adelaide!
 
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