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Written by Olly Swan - 01 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Curzon Bridge is in a forest about a mile from Brookwood Station. It is just after Pirbright Junction, where the Aldershot branch line bears away from the South Western Main Line. The location is next to Pirbright ATC, the bridge itself being a back door entry point. It is not used for cars, although the Army marches out of there occasionally.
Railway type and traffic
You will get your fair share of Desiros and 159s. Steam Tours are also usually routed along the SWML, and can be seen here too.
Freight is limited, although when the Great Western Main Line is closed from Reading onwards it is diverted through here. This freight is Class 66 hauled, although the daily Enterpirse has been 60 hauled once or twice.
Environment
The Bridge is next to Pirbright ATC, but it is not possible to photograph it from there. So you will not get any Police problems for being a Terrorist. There are regular walkers crossing the bridge to get to the footpath along the canal, so be prepared for a people asking questions.
Road directions
From Brookwood station drive along the A324 towards Aldershot. You will get to a T Junction with Traffic Lights, turn left under the SWML, and then right once under the SWML onto the B3012. Continue on the B3012 until you come to a junction where the road turns right under the Aldershot line. Turn right, and there is a lay by right in front of you, park there (not blocking the gate) and get out and walk the remaining 100 or so meters to the bridge.

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Pirbright, Curzon Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
You can see your car from the bridge, but as with anywhere, do not leave items on view.
Public transport
Get a train Service to Brookwood, then walk the road directions.

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Amenities
There are shops outside Brookwood Station.
Accommodation
There are hotels in Woking, which is the next big town down the line.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Pirbright, Curzon Bridge

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Pirbright, Curzon Bridge general view map
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Pirbright, Curzon Bridge



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Photographic notes
The sun casts shadows of the trees over the line in the winter, but lighting should be fine in the summer months when the sun is higher.
Videographers Note: Pirbright has Rifle Ranges, so there may be distant gunfire at times.


General views - All photographs © Olly Swan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


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