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Written by Dan - 15 Mar 2011
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Location notes
Digswell tunnel is a walk away from Welywn North and from Woolmer Green junction. It is on the ECML and is a good location.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly passenger services but there can be a few freight services. You also get the La Farge every Sunday to do a run around at Welywn Garden City.
If you fine the area you will be on top of the tunnel facing North in a wood. Nice place to be apart from a few houses near by. Best not to stay after dark as there are no lights!
Road directions
Come out of Welwyn North station and do a right up Harmer Green lane till you get to the first path sign. Keep going north through Lockleys Wood until the tunnel gaps and keep going straight on. You then Enter Harmer Green wood and you should meet up with the line at the tunnel and your there.

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Digswell Tunnel North map co-ordinates
Public transport
First Capital connect services to Welwyn North

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There are no facilities apart from the ones at Welwyn North station.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Digswell Tunnel North

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Streetmap links
Digswell Tunnel North general view map
Digswell Tunnel North close up map

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Digswell Tunnel North

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Photographic notes
You can only shoot south bound services as you are stood on the northern portal of a tunnel. There will be shadows throughout the day so it is better suited to the 'duller' days.

General views - All photographs © Dan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Image © Albert Dawson

Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Image © Albert Dawson</i>

Location Video

Sir Nigel Gresley on 'The Tynesider'

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