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Written by James Mayl - 02 Jul 2004
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Location notes
A road bridge over the ECML to the south end of Decoy Yard at Doncaster Carr. The junction of the ECML and the Worksop line is here, along with the now disused Doncaster Railnet Hub.
Railway type and traffic
Usual mid East Coast Main Line traffic:

NXEC: 91s, HSTs
Local: Various sprinter derivatives

DB Schenker: 60 and 66s on Intermodal, Engineers and Coal
Freightliner: 66/5 on Liners and Heavy Haul 66/5 on Coal Traffic
Environment
A Road bridge over the line, but with very wide concrete verges.
Road directions
From the M18, junction 3:
Follow the signs to "Lakeside Shopping Village" and you will cross the location brigde.

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Doncaster, White Rose Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Car parking in the nearby Lakeside Retail Village.
Public transport
Any bus from the town center to the Lakeside Shopping Village will take you to within walking distance of the location

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Amenities
McDonalds, Pizza Hut and a Beefeater at the Lakeside Shopping Village.
Accommodation
There is a nearby Travel lodge.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Doncaster, White Rose Bridge

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Streetmap links
Doncaster, White Rose Bridge general view map
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Doncaster, White Rose Bridge



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Photographic notes
The ECML and surrounding yards run roughly north west /south east. Best angle is looking south from the bridge, as most GNER services have the loco on the north end. Clearer shots looking south off the spur lines as well due to less OHL.
Being a main road into Doncaster the location isn't suitable for videographes as it is plagued with traffic noise.
Links to photographs at this location

UK Railpics - Decoy Yard


General views - All photographs © James Mayl unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west

A general view in the direction of Doncaster Station.

Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking north west

Looking across Decoy Yard from above the ECML spur lines.

Fig 4 - Looking north west


Fig 4 - Looking north west

An class 60 on the incline from Belmont Yard.

Fig 5 - Looking south east



Fig 5 - Looking south east

The former Royal Mail terminal.

Fig 6 - Looking south east



Fig 6 - Looking south east

A general view of the lines to the south

Fig 7 - Looking south east



Fig 7 - Looking south east

The spur to ECML (slow lines) and Worksop line (southbound)

Fig 8 - Looking south east



Fig 8 - Looking south east

The curve from the Worksop lines into Decoy Yard.

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