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Written by Matt Weston - 01 Aug 2008
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Location notes
Grange Court is a hamlet on the Gloucester - Severn Tunnel Junction line.
There was formerly a station here, and the junction for the line to Hereford via Ross-on-Wye.
There are still up and down freight loops, but judging by the rust on the rails these are extremely rarely used now.
There is a good history and photos of the location on the Grange Court Junction website.
Railway type and traffic
DMU traffic from South Wales to Gloucester, ATW 158s and 150s, and also CrossCountry 170s working between Cardiff and Nottingham.
Some freight, mostly steel, plus the Westerleigh-Robeston 'Murco' tanks. 60s and 66s common, but can be long gaps between workings.
Also if the Severn Tunnel is closed, all traffic will be diverted along this route, so weekends can throw up HSTs and other traffic that normally uses the tunnel.
An over bridge on a quiet country lane. Some houses around, including the old station house. A very peaceful spot!
Road directions
From the A48 Gloucester - Chepstow road take the turning signposted Grange Court. At the T junction turn right, and the bridge is around half a mile further on.

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Grange Court map co-ordinates
You can park in the entrance to the old station driveway.
Public transport
Stagecoach run buses from Gloucester to Chepstow. You would have to alight on the A48 and walk around a mile and a half.

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The Junction Inn is next to the bridge.
Should be some B&Bs in the local area, nearest probably in Westbury-on-Severn or Cinderford.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Grange Court

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Streetmap links
Grange Court general view map
Grange Court close up map

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Photographic notes
Line runs north-south on a gentle curve. Southbound trains can be seen in plenty of time, northbound ones can creep up on you a bit.
Not much in the way of background noise, although there is a sawmill across the fields which can occasionally be heard. Otherwise only passing tractors.

General views - All photographs © Matt Weston unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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