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A man illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station on 12th March

A man illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station on 12th March


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A man illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station on 12th March

A man illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station on 12th March, 1978 following the closure of the underpass

NCJ
NCJ Archive
Mirrorpix
WA*6004420

Media ID 21628794

© Mirrorpix

Journey One Man Only Platform Public Transport Rails Railways Signals Station Trains Unknown Age


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a daring moment in history, frozen in time. On the 12th of March, 1978, at West Jesmond Station, an unidentified man can be seen illegally crossing the railway line. The closure of the underpass forced him to take matters into his own hands and navigate this perilous path. The image showcases the transport landscape of the 1970s with its distinct signals, platform, and rails. It serves as a reminder of a bygone era when trains were an integral part of public transportation. The solitary figure adds intrigue to the scene; his unknown age and purposeful journey shrouded in mystery. In this snapshot from Memory Lane Prints' collection, we are transported back to a time when rules were sometimes bent for convenience or necessity. This photograph is not just about one man's audacious act but also symbolizes resilience and resourcefulness amidst changing circumstances. As we gaze upon this evocative image, let us reflect on how far we have come in terms of safety regulations within our modern transportation systems. While it may evoke nostalgia for some viewers who remember those times fondly, it also serves as a stark reminder that adherence to rules and regulations is crucial for ensuring public safety. NCJ's masterful composition allows us to appreciate both the historical significance and artistic value captured within this single frame.

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