Ordsall crossing was situated where West Carr road railway bridge is now,

infact the road that goes over the crossing is West Carr road.

The box was closed & removed when the dive-under was built in 1964-65,

and the crossing was replaced with the road bridge as it is today.


The gates over the road were said to be exceptionally long, as you can

see with the stay wire on the gate and how much it rises to the main pivot.


The bridge is the distance is part of the original today.


22nd of July 1960 and this great picture shows West Carr Road leading up to Ordsall Crossing in the distance with a young lad admiring the crippled loco's in Retford's 'GN' locomotive repair sheds, which are still stood today and used as industrial units.

......And stood outside one of those sheds in 1957 is the World speed record holder 'Mallard' awaiting repair.

The Mallard's unbeaten World record for the fastest ever steam train recorded at 125.88mph on the 3rd of July 1938 was at Stoke Bank just south of Grantham on the then LNER.

To read more on the iconic Mallard please go to the Wikipedia page by clicking HERE