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Written by Peter Kellett - 23 Feb 2004
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Location notes
Just north of the Forth estuary about 10 miles north of Edinburgh.
Railway type and traffic
DB Schenker coal and balancing empties, ScotRail Fife Circle, Edinburgh to Inverness/Aberdeen/Dundee, Virgin South to Aberdeen/Dundee, East Coast to Aberdeen services all cross the Forth Bridge.
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RTT Link Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view
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Rural. There is a sewage works near by and this can, mostly when the wind is coming from the west, result in some unpleasant smells.
Road directions
From the Forth Road Bridge
Take the first exit after crossing into Fife, sign posted North Queensferry and Rosyth, take the third exit at the roundabout then the third exit at the second roundabout that you will immediately encounter leading towards Inverkeithing passing underneath the Jamestown Viaduct. Take the first turning on the right, Ferryhill Road, this road goes under the Rosyth Dockyard branch, and bear right past a large furniture showroom/outlet on your left hand side and a car dismantlers on your right. Ferryhill Road climbs steeply and just after a right curve you should see a gate on your right hand side. Park your car here and go through the gate into the field, climb the hill and walk towards the railway to obtain the best vantage point.

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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view map co-ordinates
See the road directions.
Public transport
There is a frequent bus service from Inverkeithing to the junction with Ferryhill Road.

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No amenities near by, but Inverkeithing boasts pubs, shops and take away facilities.
Queensferry Lodge Hotel
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view

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Streetmap links
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view general view map
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North west view

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Photographic notes
Best for southbound shots in the morning while the sun is still in the east. With the constant flow of units, plus the Voyagers and HST’s northbound ‘going away’ shots are obtainable, but somewhat restricted for northbound MGR’s.

General views - All photographs © Peter Kellett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking north west

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