Why the heck did they build a level crossing in to a new piece of rail?Brolgan Rd will form an access to the PN Parkes Terminal but only a little local traffic would be coming from the West over this LXing, so lights, bells and booms is probably adequate, although I'd hate to be one of the locals heading into town and get stuck at the crossing while an 1800m long train slowly pulls in in/out of the yard.
What struck me is why did they build the crossing in mass concrete?
They have created a fixed point that can't be lifted, let alone tamped.
Also, the track will develop a hole on each side of the crossing.
With low speeds it won't happen overnight, but it will happen, and it will be very difficult to do anything with.
Let's hope an underground spring doesn't decide to break to the surface right there!