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Just outside Basingstoke in Hampshire. The junction of the LSWR main line from Waterloo to Weymouth, and the Salisbury and Exeter line. Battledown Flyover gives excellent photogenic opportunities.
Railway type and traffic
The main line from London to Weymouth and Salisbury. Passenger services operated by South West Trains services both diesel and electric:Freightliner - 66, 67DB Schenker - 59, 66, 67Hanson - 59Colas - 66, 70GBRf - 66/7, 73
444, 450, 159, 158 plus 455 on as required ECS to/from Bouremouth Depot.
Freight to and from Eastleigh and Southampton and the south west:
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Open fields or a bridge over the railway. Foot crossings further down the main line and Salisbury lines after they split.
Heading out of Basingstoke towards Oakley you pass the leisure park on your right. At the next roundabout you have two options:
1) Turn right and follow the road. You will pass under the railway after about 500 yards. Straight across the next roundabout and you will see on-road parking on your side of the road. Once parked, walk up the side of the church hall on a signed footpath. Follow the footpath and you will come to a bridge over the railway on top of the junction.
2) Turn left at the roundabout and follow the road. Straight across the next 2 roundabouts (close together) until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right and follow the road. You will come to an area on the left of the road just before you pass under the railway where you can park (on your right). Go up the field to the overbridge, or cross over the road and walk alongside the railway to the flyover.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Worting Junction map co-ordinates
See directions. Both areas very safe, although the off road parking area can get very muddy in damp conditions.
Number 8,76 and 86 bus to and from Andover and Basingstoke give a 15 minute frequency to the location. Alight at the church immediately under the railway.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
None at the location, it is open fields.
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Worting Junction general view map
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The line runs east to west so tno problems with the sun in either direction at any times of day.
Links to photographs at this location
UK Railpics - Worting Junction
Rail-net - A few moments at Worting Junction
General views - All photographs © James Mayl unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
From the overbridge looking towards London.
Fig 2 - Looking west
From the overbridge, looking towards the junction.
Fig 3 - Looking south
A London bound working heading across the flyover.
Fig 4 - Looking north
A southbound train heading towards Winchester.
For this shot steps are now required due to a 6 foot, wire not palisade, fence at the location.
Fig 5 - Looking north
From Pack Lane, a southbound working.
Fig 6 - Looking east
A London bound freight from the Salisbury Line.
Fig 7 - Looking west
A Salisbury bound train from foot crossing.
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