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Written by Michael Wright - 04 Sep 2005
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Location notes
A Freight Yard located in Wales, about one mile away from Port Talbot railway station, on the First Great Western Mainline.
Railway type and traffic
Loads of steel traffic, as well as enterprise trains. The main classes to visit the yard are DB Schenker 59s, 60s, and 66s. There is also the Corus steel factory adjoing the yard, so the Corus shunters can be photographed.
Generally a nice location, very open, even though it is a mile or two away from Port Talbot.
Road directions

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Margam Knuckle Yard map co-ordinates
Parking is provided where the public foot crossing crosses the mainline and yard.
Public transport
From Port Talbot station the easiest method is to get a cab to 'Margam Knuckle Yard foot crossing'. If you like a good walk tho you can turn down the A48 Talbot/Commercial Road and walk to the junction with the M4 then down the access road to the location.

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Not near Margam yard itself, but opposite Port Talbot station is a nice pub, which serves good food. Toilets are available at the pub and at Port Talbot station, for those who wish to stay at the yard, and packed lunch is recommended to be taken.
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Margam Knuckle Yard

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Margam Knuckle Yard general view map
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Photographic notes
Very easy to see and photograph everything stabling, entering and exiting the yard, and it is also easy to photograph the Corus shunters at the Corus factory (when they are shunting, which they do on a regular basis)

General views - All photographs © Michael Wright unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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