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Written by Luke Putland - 27 Mar 2008
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Location notes
Tallington is a peaceful rural village in the middle of Lincolnshire, between Grantham and Peterborough on the East Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Tallington is on the East Coast so therefore there will be a lot of traffic on a weekday. You are likely to see are East Coast 91+MkIV sets and HSTs, A daily Grand Central HST working. East Midlands Trains 158s feature on an hourly service to and from Norwich and Liverpool.
The Freight Traffic at Tallington is a lot less then Peterborough station but you are likely to see GBRf 66s on Intermodals and engineers trains, DB Schenker 66s on Intermodals and a couple of Freightliner 66s.
During the night hours freight does increase and the chance for an DB Schenker class 92 from Doncaster on a steel train is high.
Tallington is a rural quiet village, so you are reasonably safe, but as always be vigilant.
Road directions
From Stamford follow the A16 towards Market Deeping and Tallington is about 10 minutes from Stamford. Expect a lot of traffic on the A16 so often can be more then 10 minute drive from Stamford.
From Market Deeping follow the A16 to Stamford Tallington is about 2 - 3 miles down the road.

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Tallington Level Crossing map co-ordinates
There is a pub opposite the crossing called 'The Whistle Stop' with a car park. Or you can use the petrol station car park.
Public transport
There is a two hourly bus service to and from Stamford Bus station, this is is route 203 operated by Delaine Buses.

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There are no public toilets. There is a petrol station with a shop which has a wide range of drinks, food and news papers or ,if you like a cooked lunch, there is a pub opposite the fuelling station.
There is no known accommodation facilities within Tallington.
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Tallington Level Crossing

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Tallington Level Crossing general view map
Tallington Level Crossing close up map

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Tallington Level Crossing

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Photographic notes
When shooting in the morning in sun its best to shoot north on the down side of the track. After midday best to shoot south on the down side of the tracks. There is a bridge at the crossing so its strongly advisable to use the bridge for photos.

For videos this is a great location for trains at speed, with workings sounding their horns on the approach to the southern foot crossing.

General views - All photographs © Luke Putland unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

A loco in the Tallington works sidings.

Location Video

A 9 minute video of the passings through Tallington.

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