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Written by William Snook - 30 Mar 2012
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Location notes
A collection of locations overlooking the freight lines that are under Crewe station.
To access the location, you must leave the station via platform 12 using the footbridge at the north end of the platform.
Railway type and traffic
All freight, intermodal, coal, stone, sand, flasks, engineers.
The Virgin Car Park is there and there are some food shops nearby on Nantwich Road.
Road directions
Crewe Station is well signposted. From the M1 southbound exit at J17, nortbound J16. If approaching from the west follow the A534 from Nantwich and this runs past the station.

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Salop Goods Junction, Crewe map co-ordinates
The location is a car park.
Public transport
The location is at Crewe station which is served by Virgin Trains, Arriva Cross Country, Northern Trains and East Midlands Trains.

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There are toilets on platform 12 of the main station.
There are a couple of hotels a short walk from the station. The Royal Arms to the west and The Crewe Arms to the east with a Travel Inn to the south east of the station.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Salop Goods Junction, Crewe

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Salop Goods Junction, Crewe general view map
Salop Goods Junction, Crewe close up map

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Salop Goods Junction, Crewe

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Photographic notes
The overheads make it tricky to get good shots, but you can get some good ones in between.
If you stand on the other side of the Nantwich Road bridge, and walk down the road between the station and the avoiding lines you reach an area which is called the 'Horse Landing', then you can get great shots next to the signal box.

General views - All photographs © William Snook unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2- Looking south west

Fig 2- Looking south west

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