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Written by Chris Nevard - 22 Jul 2004
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Location notes
Potbridge is an attractive location on the LSWR mainline between Hook & Winchfield.
Railway type and traffic
Most current 3rd rail electric trains - 450 Desiros and the remaining slam door stock along with class 159 and 170 diesel units.
There are also a few freights:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays see Fawley-Holybourne tanks. There is the daily Hoo to Eastleigh engineers train along with a dusting of Intermodal & Enterprise trains supplimented by occasional stone/ballast train. If freight really is your thing you will find more activity west of Worting Junction.
A narrow country lane passing over 4 track section of the LSWR mainline. Very rural.
Road directions
Westbound on A30 between Pheonix Green and Hook:
At end of dull carraigeway, Murrell Green look out for minor road (left) called Totters Lane (it is very narrow so beware of that milk lorry). Follow lane for about 2/3rd of a mile (passing Totters Farm). The railway bridge is 100 yards or so past the farm. Nearest M3 Junctions are 5 & 4a.

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Potbridge map co-ordinates
There are a couple spots either side of the railway bridge to safely pull over.
Public transport
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Nothing at location. There are several roadside pubs on the A30. The Phoenix at Phoenix Green about 2 miles away is supposed to be reasonable (not tried personally).
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Potbridge general view map
Potbridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
Looking east:
The location's strongest feature is the view east towards Winchfield. The M3 and a minor dead end road span the line via two tall bridges, the latter bridge being particularly attractive. Winchfield Station and a pronounced change of gradient can be seen in the far distance through the bridges. On sunny days in the summer the down slow can be a little tricky to photograph (due to undergrowth) if you need to get onto the sunny side.

Looking west:
Open view of 4 track mainline, no problems with trees etc.
As with most locations these days a good telephoto will help enormously. Lenses of 200mm upwards really help pull the bridges closer when shooting east.

General views - All photographs © Chris Nevard unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Location Video

Head on view

From the north side of the bridge

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