trainspots logo

Written by Olly Swan - 01 Mar 2009
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
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.
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.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Pirbright, Curzon Bridge map co-ordinates
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.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are shops outside Brookwood Station.
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:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Pirbright, Curzon Bridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
Pirbright, Curzon Bridge general view map
Pirbright, Curzon Bridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Pirbright, Curzon Bridge

Who likes this location on facebook

Railway Gen Group
South East Gen
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

Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.