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51.491284, -2.690513, Avonmouth Dock Junction
To Bristol: Station Road
To Avonmouth: Avonmouth
To Avonmouth Dock Branch: Avonmouth Docks
The crossing opened in 1905 and was originally called Crown Brickyard Level Crossing, being renamed Avonmouth Dock Junction in 1911. The barriers were installed in 1972, replacing the gates that preceded them. The signal box, which was a Midland Railway type 3D and had a 28 lever frame, closed in 1988.
Looking across the level crossing with the M5 Motorway passing overhead.
Looking towards Shirehampton. Earth Sidings were just beyond the bend on the right hand side. This is the same view as in Peter's photo above.
The view towards Avonmouth. In the background is one of the huge container cranes at the docks. The signal box stood to the left of this photo.
Another look at the crossing. It's a very noisy spot to stop and take pics.