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In a quiet area with a residential area one side of the line and parkland the other. Located between South Kenton on the West Coast Main Line and Northwick Park on the Metropolitan Line. NOTE - One thing that you must be aware of is the potential to get bowled at this location. There are often four or five lines between your camera and a freight train...so bowling potential is very high.
Railway type and traffic
Usual passenger services along the West Coast Main Line:Virgin Trains - Pendolinos
London Overground - Class 378
Southern - Class 319 and 377
DB Schenker - Class 60/66/67/92 (other types have turned up on occasions)
Freightliner - Class 66/70/86/90
But other types of train can be seen on many occasions...
Open fields to one side and a quiet residential area the other side. It is generally a safe area with several friendly residents nearby. Although it may sound stupid, this place is not recommended for anyone with a fear of dogs, as there are many of them being walked in the park.
From Kenton station (on the Kenton Road - towards Kingsbury):
Turn right towards Sainsburys. There is a mini roundabout with Draycott Avenue being one of the exits. Go along there until you reach a right turn into Windermere Avenue. You will then drive down under the Met Line and up to a large roundabout. Turn right here into Lulworth Avenue, then immediately left into Conway Gardens. The bridge is at the end of that road.
Alternatively, find South Kenton station and drive up Windermere Avenue towards Kenton. This will lead you to the same roundabout by the Met Line bridge from where you turn left into Lulworth Avenue.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location South Kenton Footbridge map co-ordinates
There is a circular loop of road at the end of Conway Gardens which can accommodate about 8 cars and is usually fairly empty.
From South Kenton on Silverlink Metro or Bakerloo line, come downstairs from the platform, turn left and walk out into the residential area. Take the first right from there to find a set of gates that lead into the park that the footbridge is situated in. Walk straight up parallel to the railway for about 500 metres and you will find the bridge.
Alternatively, go to Northwick Park on the Metropolitan line and come downstairs from the platform and turn left. After walking through the narrow tunnel, there will be a fork in the footpath, take the left hand fork and walk out a short distance. Then look over to the left, there is a long silver fence with the green footbridge approx. one third of the way along it. Assuming there are no football matches on, you can walk straight across the field from there. Please do be aware that both of these routes will be muddy in wet conditions.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is a pub called The Windermere
just east of the station on Windermere Avenue with toilets. Real ale but no food. There is a general store and a post office also just to the north of the pub. All open 7 days a week until late.MR
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South Kenton Footbridge
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Not recommended for northbound trains before approx 10am in summer and much later in winter as the sun is directly behind them. In autumn and early spring, the shadow from the trees can cause horrible markings on the side of trains from approx 4pm onwards. Beware of the limited warning of an approaching southbound train.The location is perfect for videos.
One thing that you must be aware of is the potential to get a train infront of the train you are after at this location. There are often four or five lines between your camera and the far lines...so bowling potential is very high!
General views - All photographs © Michael Proudfoot unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
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