"Level crossing at Turton and Edgworth Station, Lancashire, 26 March 1928."
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"Level crossings were where railway track crossed a road. These crossings had gates over the road which closed when a train came, to stop vehicles and pedestrians getting in the way of the train. This level crossing was also the way passengers crossed the track at the station to get to the opposite platform."