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Written by Ian Loasby - 18 Apr 2013
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Location notes
A quiet field location on the freight line between Stenson and Sheet Stores junction.
Railway type and traffic
This is a freight only line with regular traffic from DB Schenker class 60, 66 and 67, and Freightliners class 66s and occasional 70s. There are no passenger services, however occasional weekend diversions will see EMT HSTs and class 222 Meridians and Central Trains units.
The line is accessed by northbound traffic at the eastern end from the Midland Main Line and joins the Derby to Water Orton line heading south at the western end. It is not possible for southbound traffic to access the line at either end, however it is possible to reach both Toton and Nottingham from the triangle at the Trent junctions end.
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RTT Link Chellaston
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Environment
The area is rural with open countryside on one side and a canal adjacent on the other.
Road directions
From the A50:
Take the A514 south, signed towards Swadlincote and Swarkestone and after crossing the railway and travelling about 1/3rd of a mile take the left towards 'Weston' and 'Aston'. Follow this road, you will pass over a slight crest in the road and as you come down the hill on the other side look for the overhead power cables. As you have passed under these the layby to park in is on the left. From here continue on foot around the boundary of the field, heading to the right (or south east) to reach the location.

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Chellaston map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small layby with parking for one or two cars, with further laybys along the lane. Do not block field entrances. This can be a popular location so arrive early to ensure you can park safely.
Public transport
Arriva Midlands, Service 61 runs frequenly from Derby Bus Station to Swarkestone, Cuttle Bridge from where it would be a 5-10 minute walk to the location.

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Amenities
None at this field location.
Back at the A50 roundabout is the 'Bonnie Prince' Pub which serves food.
Sun Compass
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Chellaston

Googly map
Streetmap links
Chellaston general view map
Chellaston close up map

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Photographic notes
The sun is normally over your shoulder all day.
This location has just this shot looking north west at Sheet Stores Junction bound trains.


General views - All photographs © Ian Loasby unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west


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