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Written by Ken Brunt - 13 Apr 2005
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Location notes
This location is west of Chippenham Wiltshire and is the second road bridge west of the disused cord of Thingley Junction.
Railway type and traffic
This is the Great Western main line from Paddington to the Wales and the West. Plenty of HSTs and freight with a sprinkling of DMUs.
Environment
Very rural, farming country.
Road directions
The location is off the main A4 west of Chippenham or the A350. It can be accessed from the A350 taking the turn for Notton then heading for Thingley. These are unclasified roads.

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Thingley map co-ordinates
Parking
Park by the road. No problems.
Public transport
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Accommodation
Couple of farmhouse Bed and Breakfasts in the area or accommodation can be found in Chippenham.
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.
Thingley

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

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Thingley



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Railway Gen Group
Wiltshire and Avon Gen
Photographic notes
The line curves here so by moving to the other bridges in the area a days photography can be had for both directions. Good place to play with all your lenses.


General views - All photographs © Ken Brunt unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


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