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Written by Craig Allan - 06 Jan 2015
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Location notes
Between Newcastle and Dunston on the Tyne Valley Line, where the spur from Tyne Yard/Low Fell joins the line.
Railway type and traffic
Frequent passenger trains to/from Metrocentre, Hexham and Carlisle. Also a diversionary route for East Coast to Scotland.
Various regular freight workings, plus RHTT in the autumn.
Occasional railtours use the route.
The location is between a residential area and a small business centre and is usually fairly quiet apart from the odd dog walker.
Road directions
Leave the A1 at the Lobley Hill/Bensham exit towards the Team Valley North End. Immediately after the roundabout take the first left onto Norwood Road (opposite the Wagon Inn pub). There is a small business park at the end of this road. The location is on the hill to the right of here.

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Norwood Junction, Tyne and Wear map co-ordinates
There is a car park at the business centre.
Public transport
Regular bus services from Gateshead/Newcastle to the Team Valley north end - Services 94, 95, 96, 97, X30, X31, X70, X71.

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There are shops, a couple of pubs and a petrol station at the north end of the Team Valley. Slightly further away there's a McDonalds and a Sainsbury's at the south end.
There's a couple of Premier Inn's on the Team Valley.
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Norwood Junction, Tyne and Wear

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Norwood Junction, Tyne and Wear general view map
Norwood Junction, Tyne and Wear close up map

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Norwood Junction, Tyne and Wear

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Photographic notes
The best shot is of trains heading west along the Tyne Valley from Newcastle. The afternoon is best for a "full sun" style shot. There is also a shot of trains approaching from Tyne Yard (they sometimes sit at the signal awaiting a path west), but this can sometimes be obscured by vegetation.
There's also a shot of trains travelling east, but it's not very interesting.
There is a dual carriageway near this location, so there is some background noise.

General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - looking east

Fig 1 - looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

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