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Written by Mike Snow - 17 Oct 2004
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Location notes
The Great Central Railway is a heritage railway running between Loughborough, to the south, and Leicester, to the north. There is an exstensive double track section between Loughborough and Rothley. On top of this the Great Central has now been granted permission to run at 60mph for specific purposes such as testing locomotives and rolling stock.
This location overlooks the south end of Loughborough station.
Railway type and traffic
The railway runs as a steam main line, with the occasional diesel working at the weekends
See the railway’s website for more information.
A fairly busy road bridge over the Great Central Railway.
Road directions
From the M6 Junction 23:
Take the A512 eastbound and continue along the road. It will change to the A6 in Loughborough. Beeches road is a left hand turn off of the A6 just after the turn for Loughborough GCR station.

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GCR, Beeches Road Bridge map co-ordinates
There is roadside parking next to the location, during galas and events this may get busy.
Public transport
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GCR, Beeches Road Bridge

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GCR, Beeches Road Bridge general view map
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GCR, Beeches Road Bridge

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Photographic notes
The location is for a working heading south from the station, with this in mind the shot should be on for most of the day.

General views - All photographs © Mike Snow unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

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