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Written by Pete Lawson - 17 Feb 2004
last update by L.J. Solway - 03 Feb 2006
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Location notes
The bridge was demolished at the end of 2015 - This location is no longer available

A track at the end of a country lane approx half a mile from Bristol Parkway station.

Update Feb 2006
This location has became a some what dangerous place to visit of late, the owner of the scrap yard at the end of the lane does not like pepole with cameras any where near his yard. He will tell you this in no uncertain terms.
Railway type and traffic
The location overlooks the main London - South West and Wales mainline.
Frequent passenger traffic of all types plus freight, particularly coal trains to Didcot Power Station.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Curtis Lane, Bristol
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Thereís a rubbish tip nearby and it may be muddy, donít wear your best shoes. (it may be worthwhile bringing your wellies if itís been raining). Given this fact it is not somewhere you would want to be after dark, no street lighting and difficult walking terrain.
Road directions
Starting at Bristol Parkway car park:
Turn left out of the car park and go under the railway line. Take the first left at the mini roundabout. Drive up Church Road and follow the road to the left as it joins Hambrook Lane. Curtis Lane is the third turning on the left.

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Curtis Lane, Bristol map co-ordinates
Limited car parking at the end of the lane. If anyone else is there (unlikely) you may need to leave the car on Hambrook Lane. Leave clearance for trucks entering the rubbish tip.
Public transport
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Nearest amenities are at Bristol Parkway station. Thereís also a nice pub next to Parkway station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Curtis Lane, Bristol

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Streetmap links
Curtis Lane, Bristol general view map
Curtis Lane, Bristol close up map

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Curtis Lane, Bristol

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Photographic notes
The bridge was demolished at the end of 2015 - This location is no longer available

The location is a bridge across the railway. Looking towards Parkway the view is obscured by a bridge at Stoke Gifford, looking towards London the track is straight for two miles and trains can be seen coming for ages before they arrive. Not a brilliant location for variety in angles, but great for rolling stock. (viewed from above obviously!)
Links to photographs at this location

The Bristol Railway Archive - Curtis Lane

General views - All photographs © Pete Lawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

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