trainspots logo


Written by Sam Middleton - 19 Jul 2013
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
Fenwick Level crossing is about 5 miles drive North East of Askern, near Doncaster, on the ECML.
Railway type and traffic
All East Coast stock, Cross Country, Grand Central and First Hull Trains.
DB Schenker, Freightliner and GBRf Coals. Network Rail test Trains + Steam and Diesel charters as and when they run.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Fenwick Crossing
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
Fenwick Level crossing is in the middle of nowhere a car would be required to reach the location. You could walk it from Askern town centre but the walk would be about 5 miles in total.
It is also a Manned Level Crossing so is quite a safe location, The gate man has even let me know when the special I was waiting for was on it's way, but I wouldn't expect this all the time.
Road directions
At the lights in Askern town centre turn onto Station road which becomes Moss road. After Approx 2 miles Fenwick Lane comes up on the left. Turn Left onto Fenwick Lane follow that until you reach Fenwick Level Crossing.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Fenwick Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
Car parking is available for a hand full of cars by the road side.
Public transport
Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
Askern has a variety of shops and pubs etc.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Fenwick Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Fenwick Crossing general view map
Fenwick Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Fenwick Crossing



Who likes this location on facebook



Railway Gen Group
Yorkshire Rail
Photographic notes
Light in the summer is usually good. But in the winter when the sun is low northbound shots can be a problem as you're shooting into the sun.


General views - All photographs © Sam Middleton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.