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Written by John Turner - 30 Oct 2003
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Location notes
About 8 miles south of York and a mile south of Copmanthorpe
Railway type and traffic
The Church Fenton route is four-track at these points whereas the ECML is only two. A variety of passenger and freight services pass through this location. Usually Virgin East Coast Expresses, Virgin Cross Country and a fair variety of freight.
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Environment
A small village in rural North Yorkshire.
Road directions
Colton Junction (location A) is accessed directly from the unclassified road from the westbound A64 (Signposted Colton & Appleby Roebuck)
Location B is on the connecting road between Colton and Bolton Percy. This is a public bridleway and an access road for a railway works
Location C is on an unclassified road from Tadcaster (A659) to Bolton Percy.

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Colton Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Road side parking at the location, being a popular location it can sometimes get crowded.
Public transport
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Amenities
Services on the nearby A64.
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Colton Junction

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Photographic notes
All locations are road bridges over the railway and afford some interesting views.
At Colton Junction (A) the East Coast Main Line continues south and the York to Church Fenton along the Normanton line, which diverges in a westerly direction, to destinations such as Leeds, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Castleford, Sheffield.
Locations B & C only afford views of the line to Church Fenton.
There are numerous other over bridges for the ECML in the area


General views - All photographs © John Turner unless otherwise stated
Fig 1- Location A


Fig 1- Location A

East Coast Main Line looking north towards York

Fig 2 - Location A


Fig 2 - Location A

East Coast Main Line looking south away from York

Fig 3 - Location A


Fig 3 - Location A

Church Fenton Line looking towards York

Fig 4 - Location A


Fig 4 - Location A

Church Fenton line facing south

Fig 5 - Location B



Fig 5 - Location B

Facing east towards York

Fig 6 - Location B



Fig 6 - Location B

Facing West towards Church Fenton

fig 7 - Location C



fig 7 - Location C

Facing east towards York

Fig 8 - Location C



Fig 8 - Location C

Facing West towards Church Fenton

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