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Written by Gary Schofield - 12 Feb 2009
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Location notes
This location is on the Nottingham to Lincoln line, just west of Netherfield Junction where the line splits towards Grantham. This location has been recently 'opened up' by tree clearance.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic is operated by East Midlands Trains between Nottingham towards Lincoln or Skegness.
Freight is mainly 66s from DB Schenker or Freightliner this includes traffic from Lindsey oil refinery.
A rural setting on the eastern outskirts of Nottingham.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 25:
Follow the A52 eastbound all the way around Nottingham towards Nottingham Airport and the National Watersports centre. When the A52 comes to Gamston take the first exit from the roundabout, the A6011, and follow this road into Nottingham. When you reach the Meadow Lane T junction turn right and follow the A612. At the second roundabout, the first exit will take you up Racecourse Road and then left into Colwick Road for the preferred parking, or straight on and the location will be on your left.

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Colwick map co-ordinates
There is parking available on Colwick Road. This is a dead end road and is about 2 minutes walk from the location.
Public transport
There is a regular bus service to and from Nottingham town centre. Numbers 44 and 45 on the Nottingham City Transport Red Line route with a bus stop a few minutes walk away

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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.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Colwick general view map
Colwick close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
The line runs east to west here infront of a large vertical embankment. Light at this location will favour mid day onwards westbound workings.
The A612 may cause noise problems for videographers.
The vegitation, cleared in 2009, is now beginning to grow back to a height that will affect shots particually in the summer. Steps would be handy (in 2011) for an extra bit of height.

General views - All photographs © Gary Schofield unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

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