Originally Posted by road_high
I hardly ever head south on the line but aren't all the crossings north of KK automatic now? Didn't realize there were still some manuals near Waterford.
How does it work one guy covering two level crossings? Does he hop in the car close one and back to the next one? Surely one would be closed for ages!
Didn't the gatekeeper live in the usual cottage beside the crossing and part of the deal was a free house?
Yes from Mullinavat up, there are 21 crossings (10 between Waterford/Thomastown) and 18 are automatic.
Id say he walks (if its just one person), yes likely closed for ages there was a long time where trains had to slow but they appear to have sorted that. Prob closes as soon as trains out of Waterford pass Waterford West (signal cabin).
Point of order, not all lads
Actually just read your post properly.
Just to clarify, two crossings one of which is a double gate. Six gatekeepers.
So do two gate keepers control it or just one?, I have only ever saw one usually on the Kilkenny side of Irish's Bar.