January 31, 2011
railway crossing in New Street Brighton, no longer open to cars, still has a gatekeeper.
A heritage-listed railway crossing dating back to 1882 has got a community worked up and may embarrass the state government, writes Geoff Strong.
THIS is a story about a relic from another age that has divided a community, could embarrass the Baillieu government and commands one of
's best bayside views. Melbourne
It is the disused railway level crossing at the end of
, Brighton, on the junction with New Street , across from Beach Road . Intersecting a stretch of the Sandringham line that gives one of the most pleasant suburban train vistas in the country, the crossing is the last in Hampton Beach to have gates operated by human hand and dates from when trains were either pulled by black things that belched smoke or, if electric, were red, wooden and rattled. Australia