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Written by Tony Rispoli - 09 Aug 2018
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Location notes
Just outside Ipswich on the Felixstowe branch.
Railway type and traffic
Class 153/156/170 on Felixstowe Greater Anglia services.
Class 66 and Class 70 hauled freight traffic to Felixstowe.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Derby Road, Suffolk
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A small station with not much nearby.
Road directions

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Derby Road, Suffolk map co-ordinates
There is no parking for the station, the actual station car park is now a car dealership. However it is possible to park on nearby road with no concerns as long as you check the road for restrictions.
Public transport
Regular services from Ipswich. There is a roughly hourly service but also a bus route nearby.

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There are a few shops and a chippy to the south of the station on Felixstowe Road.
There is a local model railway shop, the Ipswich Model Railway Centre on Tomline Road.
Sun Compass
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Derby Road, Suffolk

Googly map
Streetmap links
Derby Road, Suffolk general view map
Derby Road, Suffolk close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Derby Road, Suffolk

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Photographic notes
The station is on a long passing loop on the single line, freight is often moving quite slowly at this point and will often stop. However, the loco will be out of sight as the platforms are roughly in the middle of the loop.

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

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north - Image Marcus Dawson.

Fig 4 - Looking north - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>.

Fig 5 - Looking north - Image Marcus Dawson.

Fig 5 - Looking north - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>.

Fig 6 - Looking south - Image Marcus Dawson.

Fig 6 - Looking south - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>.

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