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Written by Alan Wallwork - 25 Jun 2005
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Location notes
Mid Wales - The line runs along the coast from Pwllheli in the north to Machynlleth before turning East towards Shrewsbury.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly class 158 DMUs with the occasional freight or enthusiasts special.
Rugged scenic countryside.
Road directions
Situated directly on the A496.

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Barmouth map co-ordinates
There are many car parks in the town.
Public transport
There is a rail service from Birmingham and Shrewsbury.

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Cafes, restaurants and toilets in abundance in Barmouth.
Lots of Bed and Breakfasts, hotels and caravan sites in the area.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Barmouth general view map
Barmouth close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Railway Gen Group
North Wales Train News
Photographic notes
The classic shot of the viaduct will require a zoom lens as you are a good 1/2 mile from the closest point. Given the lines north west - south east orientation then the shot will be backlit until mid morning.

There are plans afoot, from Gwynedd Council, to close the 'footpath' section of the bridge. Closing this section of the 150-year-old bridge will result in an 18-mile detour, taking walkers and cyclists on to narrow and busy A roads. This will harm the local leisure industry, tourism, and public health and wellbeing.
It will also preclude some of the close up shots available.
There is an online petition opposing the closure of this section of the bridge on Change.Org please support this petition and sign to keep this vital link open.

General views - All photographs © Alan Wallwork unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

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