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Written by James Welham - 25 Nov 2005
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Location notes
A small West London station on the Great Western Mainline near Ealing Broadway where the Greenford loop snakes off.
Railway type and traffic
Wide variety of passenger and freight can be seen:

Passenger: Regular IETs and HSTs, 165/166 DMUs and 332/360 and 387 EMUs

Freight: DB Schenker 59/60/66/67, Freightliner Heavy Haul 66s, GBRf 66s, Stone/sand/fuel/binliner/scrap trains...

There are also many stock moves to and from Old Oak Common is seen heading on/off the Greenford Loop to gain access to Old Oak Common.
Inner city location, although pleasant.
As with all London locations, perhaps best not to be alone after dark on a Friday night...No Strong football fan presence.
Road directions
As with all London locations it is best to travel by public transport, very complicated directions.

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West Ealing map co-ordinates
Waitrose Car Park right by the station, safe to leave cars here. But you will probably incur a charge if you don't use the shop.
Public transport
Regular trains out of Paddington to Greenford or Heathrow Airport.

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No toilets on the station, nearest public facility is the nearby Waitrose, 'Chic-O-land' serving burgers,kebabs and chips just outside the station...Waitrose supermarket has everything needed.
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.
West Ealing

Googly map
Streetmap links
West Ealing general view map
West Ealing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
West Ealing

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Photographic notes
Light is good all day for trains traveling in both directions, slight curvature of the line, fast lines have a low wire mesh fence, but trains can still be videoed from the platforms.

General views - All photographs © James Welham unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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