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Written by Keith Halton - 27 Sep 2013
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Location notes
An over bridge on minor road south of Playford village, between Ipswich and Woodbridge.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly Turbostars, 153 and 156 DMUs.
Occasional nuclear flasks, winter RHTTs. Very occasional loco hauled specials.
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Bridge located in trees, but curves are fairly open. Quiet country road.
Road directions
From the Ipswich Park and Ride at Martlesham:
Take the A1214 signed towards Ipswich and Kesgrave. When you reach the sign for Kesgrave village take the right turn, signed towards Bealings, and follow this road to the next crossroads where you will reach a stop sign. Turn left, again towards Ipswich, and follow this road for about a mile until you reach a house at a staggered cross roads where you will need to turn right. Following this road for about half a mile will bring you to the location.

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Playford, East Suffolk Line map co-ordinates
The safest parking is at bottom of hill leading to bridge, but for a short stop, the road is wide enough at the bridge. Be aware of large agricultural vehicles using the road.
Public transport
Very occasional buses serve Playford.

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There are no shops or pubs in Playford. The nearest would be in Kesgrave, which is about 2 miles to south.
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Playford, East Suffolk Line

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Playford, East Suffolk Line general view map
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Playford, East Suffolk Line

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Photographic notes
Gradient against westbound trains. Reverse curves to east of bridge, straight track to west. Better for westbound trains but possible for eastbound, too.

General views - All photographs © Keith Halton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

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