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Written by Tony Rispoli - 20 Jan 2013
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Location notes
North of Doncaster this location is a pair of level crossings, one of them over the Doncaster to Leeds line and the other over the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and York.
Railway type and traffic
Usual mid East Coast Main Line traffic:
NXEC: 91s, HSTs, 180s
Local: Various sprinter derivatives
DB Schenker: 60 and 66s on Intermodal, Engineers and Coal
Freightliner: 66/5 on Liners and Heavy Haul 66/5 on Coal Traffic.
Environment
Two level crossings on a small road to the north of Doncaster. One on side of the crossings is a housing estate and on the other is an industrial estate.
Road directions
From the A1(M), Junction 37:
Follow the A635 towards Doncaster and Scawsby. Continuing to the right at the traffic lights when you join the A638 York Road. Keep to the left and at the traffic lights follow the road onto the A19 towards Selby, signed Askern and Bentley. At the next set of traffic lights follow the right turn signs towards Bentley Ings Industrial estate. Towards the end of this road turn left and you will reach the location.

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Ings Road Crossings, Doncaster map co-ordinates
Parking
There is parking in the surrounding streets.
Public transport
It is an approximate 10-15 min walk from Doncaster Station.

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Amenities
Doncaster and the Frenchgate Shopping Centre has all you should need.
Accommodation
Nothing in the immediate vicinity, but Doncaster has plenty of hotels and travel inns.
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Ings Road Crossings, Doncaster

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Ings Road Crossings, Doncaster general view map
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Ings Road Crossings, Doncaster



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Photographic notes
You can photograph from all locations around the two crossings, as well as a sideways view to the crossing opposite.
Videographers should note that the of a weekday there is a lorry traffic to and from the industrial estate which will add some noise to your videos.


General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking North


Fig 1 - Looking North

Main Line looking in the direction of York

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

Main Line looking in the direction of Doncaster

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

Main Line looking in the direction of Doncaster

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

ECML looking towards York

Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south

Leeds branch, looking towards Doncaster

Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

Leeds branch, looking towards Leeds

Fig 7 - Looking south



Fig 7 - Looking south

Leeds branch, looking towards Doncaster

Fig 8 - Looking north



Fig 8 - Looking north

Leeds Branch, looking towards Leeds

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