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Written by Marcus Dawson - 31 Aug 2004
last update by Marcus Dawson - 16 Mar 2016
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Location notes
A busy junction station near to the Humber oil refineries and iron works in Linconshire.
For people interested in all night 'spotting' visits if it worth noting that the station lights are automatically switched off around 01:30. The unmanned station will then be in darkness.
Prior to 2016 the location and surrounding area was controlled by signal boxes and semaphore signals. These were removed over the Christmas period of 2015 and the whole area now has colour light signals. The remaining boxes are supposed to be removed during 2016.
Railway type and traffic
Some units on passenger workings but the main focus of traffic is the DB Schenker and Freightliner hauled freights. Humber Oil, Scunthorpe Iron and coal traffic is predominant with at least 3 or 4 trains an hour. These trains are mostly 66 hauled but expcet a few 60s to appear.
Environment
Barnetby is a small village, the station usually has a number of enthusiasts on it.
Road directions
From the end of the M180 Barnetby le Wold is signposted to the south. The station is well signposted in the village.

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Barnetby map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a free station car park.
Public transport
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Amenities
There is a pub opposite the station. Also, there is a Chippy about 250 yards down the road - It is closed on Mondays and between 13:00 and 16:30.
There are also public toilets situated on the approach road to the station, though these are not open 24hrs.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Photographic notes
The light will favour south east bound trains from around midday. The foot bridge provides a number of different levels from which to shoot, giving you a 'classic' shot of a train approaching from the north east.
Links to photographs at this location

53a Pictures
Rail-net GWRB tour- North Yorkshire Perambulations


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 3 - Looking south west


Fig 3 - Looking south west


Fig 4 - Looking south west


Fig 4 - Looking south west


Fig 5 - Looking north east



Fig 5 - Looking north east


Fig 6 - A view of the footbridge



Fig 6 - A view of the footbridge


Location Video


Busy Moments at Barnetby

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