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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
last update by Duncan Lang - 10 Sep 2013
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Location notes
Located on the Hertford Loop the Cuffley Viaduct is part of the main East Coast Main line diversion route between London and Stevenage
Railway type and traffic
Mainly Electric Multiple Units but most of the ECML's southern freight uses the loop as the loading gauge is wider than the main ECML
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Sopers Viaduct, Cuffley
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Environment
Rural Hertfordshire, this spot is quite exposed to the elements
Road directions
From the A1000 take a left turn signposted Cuffley. Follow this road for about a mile and just where the road bears right take the left turn (The Ridgeway). Continue along this road and through the village of Cuffley. Just as the village ends there is a play area on the left. Turn into and park here. Then follow the path, heading away from the road, towards the viaduct.

Another way in to this location can be found by driving up The Ridgeway towards Potters Bar and as you go past Chase Farm Hospital and the Ambulance station on the right the track down to the line starts where the houses end and the fields start.

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Parking
Parking is provided for the play area and tennis club, you have to walk to the location from there.
Public transport
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Amenities
None at the location (it is a field) but there are newsagents and pubs in the village of Cuffley
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Sopers Viaduct, Cuffley

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Sopers Viaduct, Cuffley



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Photographic notes
The location offers views from both the north bound (eastern side) and the south bound (western side). There are banks on either side of the line giving you a better perspective on the viaduct but views of trains going in the opposite direction would be hindered by the angle of the viaduct. To the east there is a tree growing that now obscures part of the shot, but it would usually only cover the second or third vehicle of a formation.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east - Image Duncan Lang


Fig 1 - Looking east - <i>Image  Duncan Lang</i>

A late summers evening shot of a northbound working.

Fig 2- Looking south east - Image Duncan Lang


Fig 2- Looking south east - <i>Image  Duncan Lang</i>


Fig 3 - Looking west - Image Duncan Lang


Fig 3 - Looking west - <i>Image  Duncan Lang</i>


Fig 4 - From the west facing north


Fig 4 - From the west facing north


Fig 5 - From the west facing north 2



Fig 5 - From the west facing north 2


fig 6 - From the west facing north



fig 6 - From the west facing north


Fig 7 - From the west facing north



Fig 7 - From the west facing north


Fig 8 - From the west side path facing north.



Fig 8 - From the west side path facing north.


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