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Written by Marcus Dawson - 18 Dec 2003
last update by Marcus Dawson - 12 Oct 2015
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Location notes
On the Felixstowe branch line from Ipswich.
Railway type and traffic
Some rural passenger service but mainly freight from the nearby port of Felixstowe
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A quiet Suffolk village
Road directions
From A14 head out of Felixstowe. About 1/4 of a mile after the roundabout turn left (signposted Trimley) into Thurmans Lane. At the end of Trumans Lane turn left along High Road and the third right is Station Road. The station car park is on the left before the level crossing.

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Trimley map co-ordinates
The station has a car park
Public transport
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Turn left up the high street and there is a local co-op type store on the high street about 10 minutes walk away. Turn right ans there is a Fish and Chip shop (Gullivers) about 3 minutes away.
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Photographic notes
The station is double tracked but the line singles at the Ipswich end of the station. The foot over bridge provides good views of the line. With about a miles worth of straight to the west. To the east the lines split. One branch heading to the Station and the docks via the beach (left) and to the north docks to the right. Some excellent views are afforded of trains departing directly from the North dock as they have to climb a long curved grade all the way to the station.
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Rail-net - UK tour 2003

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - facing west

Fig 1 - facing west

A train bound for the north docks branches over to the left just prior to the station and its level crossing. The line of containers highlight the straight line leading to the station.

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

An Ipswich bound services finishes the climb from the docks. Once again the line of containers highlights the curve and grade the train has traversed. In the background another train can be seen waiting to follow this service, the track this train occupies continues straight for about a mile.

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

A local passenger service on the Town line.

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