Towns served by rail without level crossings

 
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
While all our state and territory capitals each have a number of level crossings, I do wonder if there are at least a few towns in this country, as well as New Zealand, which, while served by rail, have no level crossings, either with roads or footpaths. Towns formerly served by rail count only if there either never were level crossings, or all crossings in town were gone before the railway closed.

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  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Horsham?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Horsham?
x31
Horsham has 2 level crossings within It's urban area, and many more existed on the former branch line and tram line.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
And Myrtone's level crossing fetish continues.......

You'd be hard pressed to find any town world wide to meet that criteria

Maybe Dawlish on the south coast of England, although you can cross the line, but by footbridge
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
It's not a level crossing fetish. You all realise that there is a level crossing removal program, and the state of Victoria no longer allows new level crossing construction.
A footbridge counts as a grade separated crossing.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Depends how small of a town you want to get ?

Nowa Nowa didn't have public level crossings

The Bairnsdale - Orbost line was riddled with grade separations, despite It's low traffic levels.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Okay, can anyone mention the location of Nowa-Nowa? It must be a pity that the Barinsdale-Orbost line closed.

Any town large enough to be served by rail counts.
  Dd893 Train Controller

Location: Castlemaine
The closed station of Chewton on the up side of Castlemaine. Has a road bridge over rail at the up end (Railway St) and Rail bridge over road at the down end (Fryers Rd). There were roads off Fryers Rd on both sides of the bridge to serve up and down platforms.  
Come to think of it add in Taradale and Malmsbury.

Cheers, Russell
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Palmwoods, Woombye, Yandina, Eumundi, Cooroy and Tiaro are all significant towns on the southern end of Queensland's North Coast Line that don't have level crossings.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Okay, can anyone mention the location of Nowa-Nowa? It must be a pity that the Barinsdale-Orbost line closed.

Any town large enough to be served by rail counts.
Myrtone

I was recently in Nowa Nowa and have tried to work out how the line would have come in from the west and through the town as I myself could not see how this would have happened as the ROW is no longer visible.

Castlemaine for the main Melbourne to Bendigo line?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I know the Andoom - Lorim Point Railway at Weipa has no level crossings at all for the entire 20km.  

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David Head
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Depending on where you draw the line of the border of the town, Albury, and I think Wodonga no?
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
So what is the largest town without level crossings among those served by rail? And is it the largest ever to be served by rail without a level crossing within its area?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
So what is the largest town without level crossings among those served by rail? And is it the largest ever to be served by rail without a level crossing within its area?
Myrtone
Gympie as no LX since the realignment 30 years ago.

The Gold Coast line has no level crossings in the Gold Coast area south of Beenleigh.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Okay, can anyone mention the location of Nowa-Nowa? It must be a pity that the Barinsdale-Orbost line closed.

Any town large enough to be served by rail counts.

I was recently in Nowa Nowa and have tried to work out how the line would have come in from the west and through the town as I myself could not see how this would have happened as the ROW is no longer visible.

Castlemaine for the main Melbourne to Bendigo line?
bevans
If you look at Google Earth the Orbost line alignment is visible in the area surrounding Nowa Nowa as the East Gippsland Rail Trail and I assume that there would have been a level crossing of Nowa Nowa Road.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Okay, so Nowa Nowa seems to be some little known town in Gippsland.
Oh so Gympie is the largest without level crossings. They had level crossings before realignment now realigned. I found more on this page. Apparently, there is no longer a station in Gympie, now it's north of Gympie, so it doesn't seem that the railway actually serves the Gympie urban area.
Are there any examples where the railway actually traverses or terminates within the area of the town proper without intersecting any roads or footpaths?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Flinders Street and Spencer Street? Rolling Eyes
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
No I'm sorry, but that's within the Melbourne Metropolitan area, which has lots of level crossings elsewhere. No, I'm asking if there are examples where the railway traverses or terminates in the town proper without intersecting with roads or footpaths anywhere in town.

Gympie may now be without level crossings, but since realignment, there has been no railway actually going through Gympie itself. I'm thinking of railways actually have sections within the urban area of the town without intersection with any local roads or footpaths.
  gmanning1 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
No I'm sorry, but that's within the Melbourne Metropolitan area, which has lots of level crossings elsewhere. No, I'm asking if there are examples where the railway traverses or terminates in the town proper without intersecting with roads or footpaths anywhere in town.
Myrtone
Port Hedland has the bridge near Leslie Salt.

Pretty much been there since day dot. The GML (Goldsworthy Mining Limited) line always had the road crossing over the Great Northern Highway, but the MNM (Mount Newman Mining) one was always a road bridge, mebe they had foresight in the 60's?

There has been a few multi-million dollar upgrades over the years, but with trains that long, it was likely a good outcome for all involved?
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
No I'm sorry, but that's within the Melbourne Metropolitan area, which has lots of level crossings elsewhere. No, I'm asking if there are examples where the railway traverses or terminates in the town proper without intersecting with roads or footpaths anywhere in town.
Port Hedland has the bridge near Leslie Salt.

Pretty much been there since day dot. The GML (Goldsworthy Mining Limited) line always had the road crossing over the Great Northern Highway, but the MNM (Mount Newman Mining) one was always a road bridge, mebe they had foresight in the 60's?

There has been a few multi-million dollar upgrades over the years, but with trains that long, it was likely a good outcome for all involved?
gmanning1

Is Leslie Salt a well known place? And Port Headland?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland

I was recently in Nowa Nowa and have tried to work out how the line would have come in from the west and through the town as I myself could not see how this would have happened as the ROW is no longer visible.
bevans
Road works to divert A1 highway traffic via Bruthen, removed the former Nowa Nowa - Bruthen Road bridge over the former railway and gouged It out with a road cutting.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE


Gympie may now be without level crossings, but since realignment, there has been no railway actually going through Gympie itself. I'm thinking of railways actually have sections within the urban area of the town without intersection with any local roads or footpaths.
Myrtone
The line was relocated to improve the alignment and reduce running times for the bulk of the rail traffic. QR Gympie North trains services the town of Gympie. As I have personally traveled to the town of Gympie by train I can attest for this.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

I was recently in Nowa Nowa and have tried to work out how the line would have come in from the west and through the town as I myself could not see how this would have happened as the ROW is no longer visible.Road works to divert A1 highway traffic via Bruthen, removed the former Nowa Nowa - Bruthen Road bridge over the former railway and gouged It out with a road cutting.
Nightfire

Thanks @Nightfire that helps a lot.  Over easter I scouted as far as Orbost and could not discern the station area either although I did not look for a long period.  The trestle bridges around that area are still inspiring which makes me think I will get onto uploading some photos some time today.
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
No I'm sorry, but that's within the Melbourne Metropolitan area, which has lots of level crossings elsewhere. No, I'm asking if there are examples where the railway traverses or terminates in the town proper without intersecting with roads or footpaths anywhere in town.

Port Hedland has the bridge near Leslie Salt.

Pretty much been there since day dot. The GML (Goldsworthy Mining Limited) line always had the road crossing over the Great Northern Highway, but the MNM (Mount Newman Mining) one was always a road bridge, mebe they had foresight in the 60's?

There has been a few multi-million dollar upgrades over the years, but with trains that long, it was likely a good outcome for all involved?
"gmanning1"

Is Leslie Salt a well known place? And Port Headland?
"Myrtone"

Port Hedland is one of the main towns in the Pilbara.

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It's harder and harder to keep a straight face saying it given the extent of Perth's sprawl, but Mandurah has no level crossings and is technically outside the metro area Wink
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
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