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Written by Marcus Dawson - 27 Jun 2009
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Location notes
A back lane road over bridge that joins the A38 to a quarry facility. Just to the south the line splits, at Wichnor Junction, with the main line proceeding down to Water Orton and a freight only line diverging towards Litchfield and then Aston in Birmingham.
Railway type and traffic
Cross Country workings from Derby to Birmingham, East Midlands Trains operate services from Derby to Birmingham. Just to the north is the Central Rivers depot so there will be a few Voyager workings coming off the depot.
Freight services mainly operated by DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Serco test trains and movements from Brush works to the West coast will also often pass here.
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Environment
The bridge is in open farm land. Although it is an access road to a quarry the lorries do not use this lane as some of the bends are tight and the quarry has another entrance. Farm machinery does use the lane though, so make sure you keep the road clear.
Road directions
From the A38 southbound. After passing the large Barton Business park take the next exit which is a sweeping curve. Halfway round this curve you will see a left turn which is Catholme Lane. Follow this road and at the t junction turn right continue along this road and you will reach the location.

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Parking
There is plenty of grass verges on which you can park your car, but make sure there is room for other vehicles to pass.
Public transport
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Amenities
There is nothing in the immediate area. To the north on the A38 there is a Little Chef and a number of filling stations.
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Catholme, Wyncnor

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Photographic notes
The line is running north east to south west at this location and is well lit for southbound workings most of the day. There is little in the area to cast shadows on the line. The line is also dead straight around the location. The quarry facilities produce a constants stream of clanks and crashes which would interfere with sound recordings.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north

From the east side of the bridge

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

From the west side of the bridge

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

From the west side of the bridge

Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south

From the east side of the bridge

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