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Written by Marcus Dawson - 09 Apr 2004
last update by Mark Tassell - 13 Aug 2005
and by Marcus Dawson - 12 Oct 2015
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Location notes
A foot crossing between open farmland and industrial units, about 1/4 of a mile from Felixstowe North and Central terminals.
Railway type and traffic
No passenger service along this line. Its primary use is for freight traffic in and out of Felixstowe docks. These services are operated by Freightliner, DB Schenker and GBRf.
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A public foot path between Trimley St Mary and Felixstowe. Although it is a right of way the path runs through private land on the Trimley side. There are some woods for shelter but that aside the area is quite open to the elements.
Road directions
From the A14 heading towards Felixstowe:
Come off at the Trimley junction (signposted Trimley / Kirton). At the roundabout turn left along High Road and the station, on Station Road, is signposted. Continue along Cordys lane till you reach a parking area. Continuing on foot walk down the bridleway for about 1/4 mile. Turn left and follow the footpath (right, then left) and the path will take you to the foot crossing.

From Rendlesham Road:
Navigating to postcode - IP11 2YP - you will find a parking area at the end of the road, or park considerately close by, From here a foot path takes you on a metal bridge over the A14. Continue straight along the foot path and you will enter some woods and the path will go down hill. At the bottom of the hill the path 'dog legs' left and then climbs back up through more woods. At the top of the path is the crossing.

Both walks are about 1/2 mile.

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Felixstowe, Clickett Hill map co-ordinates
There is a small car park at the end of Cordys Lane or residential streets if approaching from the west.
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Felixstowe, Clickett Hill

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Photographic notes
The line is a quite steep gradient coming out of the docks and heading up towards Trimley and given the curvature of the line it is possible to get an American shot of the front of the train with the back of the train behind it.
For video the trains will coast down the bank, so will only really make flange squealing noises but that aside you have the distant noise of the docks to add to the ambience.

Building work has commenced on some industrial units to the west of the location - see Fig 7.
Update August 2013: Vegitation is now making the wider shots difficult. Fig 1 and 7 will be almost impossible outside of winter.

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

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 3 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking north east

View for a train heading towards the docks from the western side of the line.

Fig 4 - Looking south west

Fig 4 - Looking south west

From the western side of the crossing showing the view of a departing train.

Fig 5 - Looking south

Fig 5 - Looking south

From the eastern side of the crossing showing a view for a train departing the docks and climbing the bank.
Some of the bushes are growing tall an can encroach on the shot.

Fig 7 - Looking east

Fig 7 - Looking east

From the other side of the crossing showing the gates.

Fig 8 - Looking north east

Fig 8 - Looking north east

From behind the gates you are still in a position of safety.

Location Video

Departure shot

Arrival shot

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