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A man with a young child illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station

A man with a young child illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station


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A man with a young child illegally crossing the railway line at West Jesmond Station

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

Media ID 21628874

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2010s Journey Platform Public Transport Railways Signals Station Trains Two People Only 1978 Mixed Age Range


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a poignant moment in time at West Jesmond Station on 12th March, 1978. In the wake of the closure of the underpass, a man and a young child are seen illegally crossing the railway line. The image is a stark reminder of how transportation infrastructure changes can impact daily life. The composition showcases various elements related to transport and railways. The station platform stands as a silent witness to this daring act, while signals in the background indicate an active train route. The mixed age range of the two individuals emphasizes their vulnerability amidst this risky journey. Transportation has always played a crucial role in our lives, connecting people and places. This photograph serves as a powerful visual representation of public transport's significance during that era. It transports us back to the 1970s when trains were an integral part of everyday life for many communities. Preserved by Memory Lane Prints, this image from over four decades ago continues to evoke emotions and spark curiosity about our shared history. It reminds us that photographs have an incredible ability to capture fleeting moments forever, allowing future generations to reflect upon past experiences and appreciate how far we've come. As we delve into this snapshot from the 20th century, let it serve as both a testament to human resilience and an invitation for dialogue on how transportation systems shape our society today.

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