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Written by Peter Kellett - 23 Feb 2004
last update by Robert Clarke - 22 May 2005
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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.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1]
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Environment
Rural. Although the close proximity to the very busy A90 dual carriageway means there is a lot of road noise. There is also 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 second exit after crossing into Fife, sign posted North Queensferry and Rosyth, take the second exit at the roundabout sign posted for Rosyth Ferry Terminal. Park your car on the grass verge on the left BEFORE you reach the second roundabout. You will see a gate across the road, enter the field through this gate and climb the hill until you have the required vantage point.

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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1] map co-ordinates
Parking
See the road directions.
Public transport
There is a frequent bus service from Inverkeithing to the Bus Park and Ride which is at the other side of the main A90. Leave the park and ride and turn to your right once you are under the main dual carriageway.

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Amenities
Public toilets in the waiting room of the bus park and ride station. No other amenities near by, but Inverkeithing boasts pubs, shops and take away facilities.
Accommodation
Queensferry Lodge Hotel
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1]

Googly map
Streetmap links
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1] general view map
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1] close up map

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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - South east [1]



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Photographic notes
From this location you have to shoot over the dual carriageway and a fairly large zoom lens (300mm upwards) is required.
Best in the late spring and summer evenings when the sun has come round to the north west.

RC
A new Multi storey car park has been built at Ferrytoll Park and Ride, and thus, some angles and views may be obstructed.


General views - All photographs © Peter Kellett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east


Fig 1 - Looking south east


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