Level Crossing

A level crossing (a primarily British term; usually known as a railroad crossing in the United States) is an instance of the at-grade intersection of a railway line and a road or path; that is to say, where the crossing is made without recourse to a bridge or tunnel. The term also applies when a light rail line with separate right-of-way or reserved track crosses a road in the same fashion. Other names include railway crossing, grade crossing, road through railroad, and train crossing.

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Famous quotes containing the words level and/or crossing:

    The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    Twenty men crossing a bridge,
    Into a village,
    Are twenty men crossing twenty bridges,
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    Or one man
    Crossing a single bridge into a village.
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