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Written by Calum McMahon - 31 Aug 2004
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Location notes
A road bridge over the railway on a quiet unclassified road, not much passing traffic or people. The road offers a good view of level crossing and southbound signal (green = Motherwell bound, amber = Glasgow Queen Street). This line connects Perth and north, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Cumbernauld with Glasgow Queen Street and Motherwell.
Railway type and traffic
Lots of 150,156,158 with the occasional 170.
On the freight side plenty of 66s daily 67. And 37s used sparingly by DRS on Grangemouth - Daventry workings.
A very quiet location surrounded by open countryside and farm land. Majority of passer-by's are friendly enough mostly joggers and walkers and will nod or spent a few a minutes moaning about the weather.
Road directions
From the south:
Follow Stirling signs M74 - M73 - A80 exit A80 signed for Mollinsburn, Kirkintilloch. Turn right over the A80 into Mollinsburn follow road through village at end of village follow road round to the left, up steep hill into Annathill, follow road through village. On leaving village take first left at farm, past two houses road then starts to climb to cross railway, park at bridge.

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Gain Road, Greenfoot map co-ordinates
There is parking on either side of the bridge. But park as close to the bridge as possible to allow cars to pass.
Public transport
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There is nothing for miles, nearest towns are Airdrie, Coatbridge or Cumbernauld.
A few farm Bed and Breakfasts locally, would recommend the Moodiesburn House Hotel (4miles).
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Gain Road, Greenfoot

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Gain Road, Greenfoot

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Photographic notes
The location is surrounded by hills so lighting does not pick up till mid morning when the sun is on the nose for south bound trains. In the late afternoon early evening the sun drops down behind the western hills but does provide some nice light on the side of trains as it sets.
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General views - All photographs © Calum McMahon unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Photo by Marcus Dawson

Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Photo by Marcus Dawson</i>

From the roadside

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

From the footbridge

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

From the foot bridge.

Fig 4 - Looking south - Photo by Marcus Dawson

Fig 4 - Looking south - <i>Photo by Marcus Dawson</i>

From the road

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