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Written by Fred Kerr - 24 Jan 2006
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Location notes
Spittal is located 3 miles west of Drem on the main Edinburgh - Newcastle ECML route.
Railway type and traffic
This is a main line with both freight and passenger services.
Passenger services are East Coast HSTs and Class 91+DVT with hourly Cross Country Voyager services and the hourly Edinburgh - North Berwick EMU working.
Freight workings are mainly DB Schenker coal trains from Hunterston or Millerhill to North East locations - mainly Tyne Yard with Freightliner cement trains from Dunbar to Inverness and Aberdeen plus the weekly Torness - Sellafield DRS service.
Environment
The location is open fields on a road which parallels the main line.
Road directions
Take the main A1 to Haddington village. Turn left (if travelling East ) or right (if traveling West) onto the A6137 marked 'Aberlady'. At the roundabout just in front of the ECML turn left onto the B1377 marked 'Spittal' and choose your spot.

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Drem, Spittal map co-ordinates
Parking
Park on the grass verge; there is little local traffic and there will be no obstruction.
Public transport
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Photographic notes
The line is on an east - west axis and the light is good for most of the day.
The photography is best for northbound trains but if panning shots are required then both east- and west-bound trains are phottable.


General views - All photographs © Fred Kerr unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east

An Edinburgh bound ECML express from Kings Cross

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

A panned shot of a westbound North Berwick - Edinburgh service.

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