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Written by Jack Haynes - 26 Nov 2013
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Location notes
A road over railway bridge immediately next to Chetnole railway station on the Castle Cary to Weymouth line. The station is located on the road from the A37 Yeovil to Dorchester road to the village of Chetnole.
Railway type and traffic
The mainstay of traffic is First Great Western Class 150s, 158s and 153s. Occasional locomotive hauled passenger service have operated through the summer months. Steam and Diesel Specials operate throughout the year with occasional test trains.
The nearby Yeovil Railway Centre services steam locomotives on railtours to Weymouth, so ECS movements from Weymouth including light engine moves will operate along this line to and from Weymouth and Yeovil.
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The station is located outside the village on the west side, with no buildings in the immediate vicinity. The station is open to the elements in bad weather, but there is a small shelter on the station.
Road directions
When travelling on the A37 either from Dorchester or Yeovil, turn off onto Stockbridge Road. Travel along this road for around a mile and you will come across the small station of Chetnole.

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Chetnole map co-ordinates
On the A37 side of the railway, around 200 yards from the station is space to leave your car, but make sure you park as far into the hedge as possible so large vehicles can pass.
Public transport
Trains stop at Chetnole on request, so indicate to the driver that you wish to stop the train as it approaches the station, and a bus service operates through the village of Chetnole.

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The nearby Chetnole Inn is situated in the village. There is no village shop, but in the nearby village of Yetminster is a village shop.
The Chetnole Inn has accommodation which is located in the village.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Streetmap links
Chetnole general view map
Chetnole close up map

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Photographic notes
Lighting is pretty good throughout the day, you may have shawdows on the front of the trains in the evening if photographing southwards.
You have plenty of warning of trains approaching, the northern side of the bridge is on a straight so you can see trains approaching from a considerable distance, and on the southern side of the bridge is a number of foot crossings that trains will whistle at, which can be heard from the station.

General views - All photographs © Jack Haynes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Location Video

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