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Written by Tim Squires - 07 Jan 2015
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Location notes
A bridge over the railway next to Tyseley station, offering wide views looking of workings approaching the station.
Railway type and traffic
A busy area with London Midland local trains mixing with Chiltern services to and from London (including the locomotive hauled services), as well as Cross Country services.
There is a reasonable amount of freight.
Not the smartest area, and as the location is a busy bridge, be prepared to attract - mostly fairly friendly - 'attention' from the locals!
Road directions
Just off the A41 Warwick Road so easy to access from Birmingham city centre and the M42, Junction 5

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Wharfdale Road Bridge, Tyseley map co-ordinates
Plenty of parking available further down Wharfdale Road, or in other nearby streets, none in direct view of the location though.
Public transport
Mostly local trains to Tyseley station, but you can change at Birmingham Moor Street from Chiltern services. Buses also serve Tyseley, mostly operated by National Express West Midlands.

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Most decent facilities will be in Birmingham City Centre, a McDonalds is available on the Warwick Road, near Olton station.
Again, lots available in Birmingham city centre.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Wharfdale Road Bridge, Tyseley

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Streetmap links
Wharfdale Road Bridge, Tyseley general view map
Wharfdale Road Bridge, Tyseley close up map

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Wharfdale Road Bridge, Tyseley

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Photographic notes
The only shot available is looking to the south east, light is best in the late afternoon to early evening, in the summer months. A carriage washer can intrude at some angles, although it can be incorporated into pictures of trains coming off the Shirley line.
For videos there would be some traffic noise, but probably nothing too excessive.

General views - All photographs © Tim Squires unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

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