Next is to 'go look see' myself where the nearest marker post is on each end of the 'Long Straight' at Rydal.
A neighbour mentioned to me yesterday about a story I was told a few months ago of a proposal to put in a 'Crossing Loop' possibly at Rydal because its about the only straight bit of track more than a couple of hundred metres long in the section.
She mentioned it again yesterday along with the remark it would be ' A Kilometre long' and although I have looked, walked, driven and pee'd on it for the 50 years, I havent a clue of its exact length.
I dont know if this is just a 'Chinese whisper' sort of thing or there has been more said since I first heard about it a few months ago.
The neighbour gave me the impression having a Crossing Loop would be of some advantage to the Village but I cant see how and I pointed out to her that the current Level Crossing is sort of mid point in the 'Long Straight' and depending where a train stood, the noise of the diesels might not appreciated in the middle of the night plus the noise a train makes both stopping downhill and staring on a rising grade.
The whole thing may just be like so many 'Grand Plans', just idle rumour and wishful thinking.
PS, the one thing that has my interest if a Crossing Loop was installed, how would it affect the current Level Crossing??