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Written by James Caton - 05 Apr 2004
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Location notes
A footbridge on the outskirts of Saltash overlooking the Great Western main line.
Railway type and traffic
Mainly FGW (HSTs) Virgin (220s and 221s) and the odd Wessex (150s, 158s, 159s)
Also occasional freight workings with 66s or 60s.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Saltash footbridge
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A peaceful location set in the country overlooking the River Tamar and dockyard, a nice place if you just want to stand and watch trains, you will see the odd few dog walkers.
Road directions
From the A38 heading west:
Take the first turn off as you leave Tamar Bridge just before the tunnel, head through Saltash town centre. Warning, if you suffer a bad back then this place may not be good for you, as there are road humps all the way to the location. Right, through Saltash town centre and you come to a Small roundabout, go straight on down "St. Stephens" road, follow this until you get to a one way road and then take the "Wearde" road turn off on your left. Follow this until you get out of the housing estate and you get into the country. There are two bridges to choose from but the footbridge is better.

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Saltash footbridge map co-ordinates
You can park in the nearby housing estate.
Public transport
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For local facilities go to Saltash town centre.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Saltash footbridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
Saltash footbridge general view map
Saltash footbridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Saltash footbridge

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Photographic notes
You can photograph trains traveling in both directions.
Links to photographs at this location

West Country Railway Pages

General views - All photographs © James Caton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

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