Don your anorak, pick up your lunchbox and head to Brigg railway crossing for a dose of nostalgia
The level crossing in Brigg has been confirmed as the last survivor of its type in Britain - a fact that's bound to interest railway fans far and wide.
The old gated crossing is to be replaced by a modern, barrier-type version, Network Rail has revealed, although this is some way ahead.
A spokeswoman explained: "It will still be manually controlled by the signaller – it is just that the gates will be replaced with barriers."
She added: "We believe the crossing does have the only remaining set of hydraulically-operated gates on Network Rail infrastructure.
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"We further believe it was converted from wheel to hydraulic working after road-widening which dictated longer gates, which were then deemed too heavy for manual operation in the 1940s/50s.
"There were a few other sites similarly adapted including Lincoln High Street and Spalding Winsover Road which have both been converted from gates to lifting barriers several years ago.
"However, the current operating mechanism is a modern ‘off-the-shelf’ hydraulic ram, so excepting the gates themselves, there is little of ‘historic’ value there now."