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Written by Tony Rispoli - 09 Jun 2015
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Location notes
A footbridge just north of Milton Keynes on the West Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of Virgin Pendolinos & Voyagers. Local services are Class 350 units.
A multitude of freight passes through the area, mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner as well as rolling stock visiting Wolverton Works.
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Environment
The footbridge is located in a small council estate. There were no issues when I visited at lunch time on a Wednesday, in just over an hour about 3 people used the bridge.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 14:
Follow 'H5' A509 west toward Conniburrow, at Bradwell Common take 'V6' Grafton Street to Rooksley Roundabout, 1st exit into Dansteed Way and then a right into Loughton Road, shortly after a left turn into Harcourt brings you opposite the location.

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Bradwell map co-ordinates
Parking
Plenty of parking in residential streets with no restrictions.
Public transport
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Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Photographic notes
The best view is southbound, there are some OHLE masts to contend with but these are manageable. Northbound is not as great a shot, but it's not too disappointing. The line runs north/south so as expected the light is best on the East side before midday and the west side after.
There's a lot of palasade fencing around this area and the best way to overcome this would be to use a gorilla pod.
There is not much background noise.


General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Location Video


Bradwell section starts at 11m45

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