On our way from Chesterfield to Norfolk we passed a real leftover from Great Britain's industrial past: a hugely complex junction and inter-crossing of canals, roads and railways. But what really caught my eye was the crossroads for railways - I didn't think such things existed. In fact, I thought that I had imagined what I'd seen until I got to our hotel a couple of hours later and looked it up on the internet. And, sure enough:
Looks dodgy as anything.
It's called the Newark flat rail crossing.
"The East Coast Main Line and Lincoln to Nottingham lines cross here. It is the fastest flat crossing in the UK, trains are allowed to cross at 100 mph (note sign). The crossing is in fact a diamond shape. Newark Dyke bridge is seen in the distance, the bridge is only just over 10 years old."