This held up a railroad crossing -- note the earth ridge on the left and ride sides of the photo.
This isn't the original building from the movie. Apparently it burned down in the 1970s or 80s, and this building replaced it. Its too bad they didn't just rebuild the original building on the same spot :(
Hi there, no, it's not your imagination. the very dark coloured marks are bushes and shrubs, and the marks on the light green areas are what we Brits call spoil heaps. These are made as the chimney shafts were dug out,and the spoil was tipped away over the sides of the tunnel. In fact, these spoil heaps often look like lava flows, if you see what I mean. I hope this info proves useful to you.
Also it was winter when I took the photo (you can tell by the lack of leaves on the trees and no crops around it, so it is possible the Ivy you seen was just gone for the season..
ragemanchoo82: Yes, quite probably - the incline is much steeper than the photo suggests, so some sort of winding machinery would be essential
I hope they fix this railroad eventually...