Outgang crossing keepers cottage in May 1996 viewed looking south.

Outgang Crossing

Outgang crossing and gatehouse was on the outskirts of Pickering, around half a mile along the line from Eastgate Crossing.

Already three level crossings have been negotiated since leaving Mill Lane Junction, a theme which continued right along the Forge Valley Line.

Outgang Road led only to fields, therefore the need to have the gates open for road traffic is likely to have been occasional.


In 1891 Mr John Belt was a platelayer at Outgang gatehouse. He was still there twenty years later in 1911.


John Belt was still platelayer at Outgang in 1921 and his wife Martha was the gatekeeper.


Verna Sonley was the crossing keeper at Outgang crossing in 1939.