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On the main Edinburgh to the north (Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness)
Railway type and traffic
Some local passenger services consisting of multiple units. East Coast services heading for the Far North and some MGR trains to Longannet power station.
[DH] - There is a 40mph permanent speed restriction across the bridge, with 50mph allowed for certain classes of train (which includes all passenger trains). There were lower restrictions in place until perhaps a decade ago, but when the special Forth Bridge rail was replaced with CWR the limits were raised. The 20mph speed limit is for wrong line working (the line has always been signalled for bi-directional working). The reason is for the safety of people working on the bridge, as this is when bi-directional working is used. On Sunday mornings one line or the other is closed to allow for maintenance.
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RTT Link Dalmeny
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From the A90 come off at the junction before the Forth road bridge and travel along the A9000 Ferrtmuir Road to the roundabout. Take the first exit (left turn). Station Road is the third turning on the right.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Dalmeny map co-ordinates
The station has a large car park.
There are shops and tourist facilies in the town.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Dalmeny general view map
Dalmeny close up map
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Dalmeny Station is a few hundred yards from the Forth rail bridge and is a popular location to photograph trains heading south across the bridge. There is a permanent speed restriction in place across the entire bridge so trains can be seen approaching for quite sometime before they actually get to you. Being a popular spot it would be very easy to get in someone else’s way, with the one main shot. The track approaching the station from the south is a gradient, most locos are working quite hard at this point.
Extra Video Notes
Given the very slow line speed across the bridge it is possible for trains to take a couple of minutes to reach the station. A sturdy tripod is a must for steady shots of approaching trains.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - UK tour 2003
Ewan's Central Scotland Pics
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
From the platform end
Fig 2 - Looking north
An alternate wider view from the platform end.
Fig 3 - Looking North
From further down the platform passing trains can provide an interesting forground to the bridge
Fig 4 - Looking south
The reverse angle of the above shot, showing the steep grade into the station.
Fig 5 - Looking south
The foot bridge can also be used as a frame.
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