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Written by Albert Dawson - 02 Apr 2004
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Location notes
On the Trans Pennine Route between Huddersfield and Manchester.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly Trans Pennine express 158s and First North Western services. With some freight from Roxby.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Marsden
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Open countryside in the Pennines, the weather can change very quickly so bring appropriate clothing.
Road directions
There is a turning just to the west of Marsden village off the A62. It is easy to miss so be on the look out. Travel down this road and park at the T junction opposite the Pub. The location can be reached by walking towards Marsden.

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Marsden map co-ordinates
Roadside close to the location.
Public transport
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There is a pub close to the location, where you will need to park.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Marsden general view map
Marsden close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
A prime location for a mid day time. The location is surrounded by rolling hills so as the sun starts to set (or rise) it will disappear soon and the lighting will become ambient.

Extra notes for videographers:
Workings should sound their horns prior to leaving the tunnel giving you a moments notice to start rolling.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - Last days of the 56s.

General views - All photographs © Albert Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north - Photo by Rich Mackin.

Fig 3 - Looking north - <i>Photo by Rich Mackin</i>.

Location Video

This video was shot with prior knowledge of the arriving working, there is next to no notice of a train breaking the tunnel.

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