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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
last update by Kevin Lee - 08 Jun 2005
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Location notes
Due to the building of a rather large building..This shot is now no longer available.

Situated about 20 miles north of London and just north of Hemel Hempstead on the West Coast Mail Line.
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of Virgin Anglo-Scottish/London - Midlands express passenger services. London Overground runs the slower rural passenger services. There is also a wide mix of freight, working north to places like Manchester and Scotland.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bourne End
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Environment
Farmers feilds and general countryside.
Road directions
directions to follow, map available

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Bourne End map co-ordinates
Parking
Roadside places near the location.
Public transport
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Amenities
None at the location. The town of Hemel Hempstead is close by though.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Bourne End

Googly map
Streetmap links
Bourne End general view map
Bourne End close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Bourne End



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Photographic notes
On the west side of the WCML in the middle of a very long straight section of track. The up and down fast lines are next to the locations with the slow lines being on the opposite side. With the easterly facing view the location is often backlit for southbound trains.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - West Coast wind down


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - The new obstruction - Picture by Kevin Lee


Fig 1 - The new obstruction - <i>Picture by Kevin Lee</i>


Fig 1 - Facing south


Fig 1 - Facing south

As per fig 1 but a wider shot.

Fig 2 - Facing south


Fig 2 - Facing south

As per fig 1 but a wider shot.

Fig 3 - Facing north


Fig 3 - Facing north

Looking north

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