Generally this was a difficult picture to obtain, as the goods service to Wadebridge, passed Nanstallon at approx 06.30. Luckily the lamps are still the originals. Shortly after this picture was taken, they were removed and later replaced, with a pair of standard bull nose lamps.
A perfect example, of a low tech solution, which typified the country railway era, up until the 1980’s.
The vandalised crossing keepers house, still exists, being sold for around £3,000 in the mid - 1970’s.
I would very much appreciate, if anyone can put a name, to the gentleman in the photograph.
Best wishes Andrew Jones Very many thanks Andrew.
If you go to Google Earth Street View you'll also see a charming view of the crossing as seen recently - the cottage has been extended.