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Written by Stuart Wood - 12 Apr 2005
last update by Kevin Heath - 14 Aug 2005
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Location notes
A foot bridge a little way north of Toton depot on the Erewash valley line.
Sweeping views of the line of southbound trains, pretty good views of northbound trains. No road noise, and small number of people walking past.

Location is also known as Bridge 13, by railway staff, but is known locally as 'Cunnery Bridge'
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of Class 66s on coal trains. Class 67 on light freight. Diverted trains from Midland Main Line. Numerous other freight. Light engine moves and charters at the weekends.
On a footbridge in a field. No too bad for safety, but would just keep a normal look out.
Road directions
The nearest road is Derby road between Nottingham and Derby, avoiding the A52, get to Bramcote Island, then head west along Derby road towards Stapleford. A short way after the cross roads, turn right into Sandiacre Road, just past the shops on the right. Near an ATS building.

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Sandiacre map co-ordinates
Quiet parking in Sandiacre Road.
Public transport
There is the Barton Rainbow 4 bus from Derby to Nottingham. Also the Barton Route 15 from Ilkeston to Sawley which goes past Long Eaton station.

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There are public toilet nearby, but not close. These are only open in Shopping times. There are two pubs near by.
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.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Sandiacre general view map
Sandiacre close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
Best to photograph southbound trains in the morning, and northbound trains in the afternoon. Line speed here is not high, some north bound freight will be accelerating after leaving Toton yards.

General views - All photographs © Stuart Wood unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

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