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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Aug 2009
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Location notes
Located in north London, in the Hampstead area of 'town' this location is a road bridge that crosses the Gospel Oak to Barking line at it's junction with the Midland Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
The Gospel Oak to Barking line is usually worked by London Overground 150 units.
There is an amount of freight that uses the line, some climbing off the Midland Main Line, some from Gospel Oak.
Environment
The bridge is on, surprisingly, Junction Road. This road links London's Archway and Kentish Town. It is always busy with cars and buses, and there will be plenty of people walking around. But always be vigilant with your equipment.
Road directions
Junction Road, the A400, leads off the A1 at Archway. It is about a mile from Archway.

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Junction Road Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
There is ample local roadside parking.
In 2009 this is charged at 20p for 10 mins and you can stay for up to 2 hours.
Public transport
Bus wise, you can catch the 390 from Euston, or the 134 from nearby Warren Street and these buses pass over the location bridge.
Tube: Tufnell Park tube station is about 300 meters to the south.
Rail: The location is situated roughly in the middle of Gospel Oak and Upper Holloway stations, both would be around a 10 minute walk.

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Amenities
There are plenty of shops and takeaways in the local area, in either Archway or Tufnell Park.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Junction Road Junction

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Streetmap links
Junction Road Junction general view map
Junction Road Junction close up map

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Junction Road Junction



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Photographic notes
The location is a quite tight shot of trains emerging from tunnels about 400 yards away from the bridge. Right under the bridge is the point work for the junction with the Midland Main Line. These points are usually set to the Gospel Oak to Barking line, so if they change the next thing passing will be MML traffic.
Steps are certainly required to get over the bridge sides as they are about 6 foot high, but there are wide pavements on both sides, the same applies to the bridge to the west on 'Dartmouth Park Road', from which you can only get a west bound shot. Line speed is slow through here, probably no more than 30mph. Video would suffer from road noise from the A400.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west

A freight climbs off the line from the Midland Main.

Fig 3 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking north east

From the Dartmouth Park Hill bridge, a train heads to the Midland.

Fig 4 - Looking north east


Fig 4 - Looking north east


Fig 8 - The Location



Fig 8 - The Location


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