Excellent shot of Inkerson Fen Crossing, south of French Drove during track removal, after the line closed. View facing north. French Drove signal box can just about be made out in the distance. Looks like the crossing gates have already been removed.
I love this shot. Although it's a sad view, in respect of the line closing, It really characterises the landscape that the joint line passed through. A scene of flat fields, wide skies and isolated communities with remote roads and droves criss crossing the line. It is also symbolic not only of the passing of a railway line, with the track being lifted, but also the passing of a way of life. The isolated crossing house and hut with the crossing keeper probably helped by his wife, working long shifts. A time unfortunately now nearly gone for ever. Much more interesting and photogenic than an A.H.B.
Photo with kind permission of Mark Brammer.