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Written by Richard Tearle - 09 Jan 2005
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Location notes
A footbridge over the Line between Leamington Spa and Birmingham
Railway type and traffic
The line is a haven from DMU's from Marylebone to Birmingham.
Environment
The location is a metal footbridge over the line. It used to be a foot crossing. Close to the location is a set of Locks on the Grand Union Canal.
Road directions
From the M40, Junction 15:
Head north along the A46 and continue till the junction with the A4177. Continue down this road. About 3/4 of a mile past the roundabout is a left turn signposted as British Waterways. Turn down here and park.
The location is south of the canal, about 3 minutes walk along the footpath through the field.

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Parking
There are parking facilities in the British Waterways car park.
The car park is pay and display and costs 1. The car park closes at 17:30 in winter and 21:00 in Summer, from 21st March 2007.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are some basic tourist facilities at the British Waterways Locks
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
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Photographic notes
The bridge offers a variety of levels to shoot from. Both the steps are facing west so the prime shot is for an eastbound working making this more of a morning - early afternoon location.
There is little noise in the area to hamper video recordings.


General views - All photographs © Richard Tearle unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

From the southern steps

Fig 2- Looking east


Fig 2- Looking east

From the southern steps

Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

From the northern steps

Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west

From the top of the footbridge

Fig 5 - Looking east



Fig 5 - Looking east

From the top of the footbridge

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