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Written by Nick Green - 30 Aug 2009
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Location notes
Tuxford is near Newark in Nottinghamshire and is on the former line between Ollerton and High Marnham power station.
In July Network Rail opened the Rail Vehicle Development Centre or RVDC which, along with the renewed line, will be used to carry out development work as well as acceptance trials on new equipment is introduced to the network. Tuxford is the current eastern end of the line, although track continues further east. The line is joined to the national network at the western end.
Railway type and traffic
The primary use for the line is for commisioning and testing of On Track Plant by Network rail. So expcect a lot of yellow vehicles.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Tuxford, High Marnham
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The line from Tuxford to High Marnham is about 4 miles and may be used in the future as tracks are still down. It runs along side the Tuxford - high Marnham road , the line crosses over the top of the road where the line now has been capped.
Road directions
Tuxford is on the A1 in Notts, leave the A1 from the North or South and follow signs for Lincoln. But, just as you reach the rail bridge for the ECML turn right where the signs say High Marnham 4 miles, go past the school and over the ECML, follow that road where the line runs down along side of you until the line goes over the top. There are several brdges to view the line.

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Tuxford, High Marnham map co-ordinates
Best to park in Tuxford and walk.
Public transport
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Tuxford has a wide range of shops.
There is the Orchard park camp site, near Tuxford.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Tuxford, High Marnham

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Streetmap links
Tuxford, High Marnham general view map
Tuxford, High Marnham close up map

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Tuxford, High Marnham

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Photographic notes
Trains have only been going as far as Tuxford but may go down the line in future as there is new signs, ballast etc..

General views - All photographs © Nick Green unless otherwise stated
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Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

From the B1146 road side.

Location Video

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