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Written by Tony Rispoli - 01 Aug 2008
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Location notes
Near to Ingatestone, in Essex, between Shenfield and Chelmsford on the Great Eastern Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
The line here is a double track mainline.
Passenger traffic is represented by class 170 DMUs, and class 321 and 360 EMUs. Intercity trains from Liverpool St to Norwich are operated by Class 90 locomotives in push/pull formation, with the loco normally at the London (southern) end.
Freight traffic is hauled by Class 66, 86 and 90 from DB Schenker, Freightliner and GBRF, as well as the weekly flask working from Willesden to Sizewell, which is operated by a combination of DRS class 20 and 37s.
Very quiet level crossing which separates a Vicarage and St Margarets Church! Rural area, nobody around to give you any hassle!
Road directions
From the B1002 turn into Church Lane and continue until you reach the Level Crossing.

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Church Lane, Margaretting map co-ordinates
You can leave your car right by the crossing, near the vicarage. Just park considerately.
Public transport
Not easy! You can get a bus along the B1002 but would then have a bit of a trek along Church Lane.

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Ingatestone would be the nearest place to find supplies.
Chelmsford would be best place near by for this.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Church Lane, Margaretting

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Streetmap links
Church Lane, Margaretting general view map
Church Lane, Margaretting close up map

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Church Lane, Margaretting

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Photographic notes
You can shoot both ways, lovely and quiet so no problems if you want to film. Even at night the crossing is lit very well! The gates spend more time down than up!

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking south west

Fig 3 - Looking south west

Location Video

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