Here's a view of the railway tracks as they in North, towards Kannur (Cananore), Kasargod and Mangalapuram (Mangalore). This was taken at about 9:30 in the morning, and look at how deserted it is! Having made that statement, I have been here at about 7am and it's a lot busier then, with commuters waiting to catch the train to Kozhikode (Calicut).
The two big yellow signs in the distance are where the manned railway crossing is. I like the fact that it's deserted. It gives it a kind of staged feel...in real life. ;-)