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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
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Location notes
Park Farm is located on a small country lane east of Linlithgow.
Railway type and traffic
Linlithgow is on the main Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh line. There is a regular 15 minute frequency service between the cities operated by class 170 units, in addition there are half hourly locals, normally 150/156 or 158 units, a daily East Coast HST to/from Inverness, and some freight, including regular coal trains.
Environment
The area around Park Farm is farmland, with a golf driving range nearby and Linlithgow only about 2 miles away. The road itself is fairly quiet.
Road directions
If heading east along the M9 from the Glasgow/Falkirk direction, you will need to leave at junction 2 and head back west to junction 3, as both junctions lead from only one direction. From junction 3, turn left at the top of the slip road onto the A803 and take the next road on the left which leads you past the golf range to the bridge.

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Park Farm map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park on the verge to the south of the bridge nearer the farm.
Public transport
E&M Horsburgh's bus service 274 operates hourly between Linlithgow and Livingston and crosses the bridge.

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Amenities
There are no amenities in the area.
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Photographic notes
The light here is good at all times of the day, in the morning for trains heading east and in the afternoon heading from Edinburgh, though at dinner time it will be side on.
The view both ways is good, though there is a large tree on the west side of the bridge which can either be a feature or a hindrance.
You can descend the bank on the west side of the bridge to be nearer the line. Providing you do not trespass on the field itself it is unlikely anyone will bother you here.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2- Looking west


Fig 2- Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east


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