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Written by Fred Kerr - 02 Jan 2004
last update by Paul Robinson - 20 Apr 2012
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Location notes
Two miles north of Warrington where WCML and North Wales - Manchester and Warrington - Liverpool routes run over 4 tracks with clear view of all 4 tracks both north and south. Just to the south of Winwick Junction.
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of Virgin Cross country and West Coast services. Various hourly local services using multiple units 142/158/175[0/1]. Plenty of freight to see with traffic from DRS, DB Schenker and Freightliner.
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RTT Link Winwick
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Environment
Rural Cheshire.
Road directions
Best from A49 / M62 junction. From junction head north up A49 for 100 yards to traffic lights. Filter left to supermarket but at roundabout take 2nd exit and continue down road keeping supermarket to left. Continue to T-junction whereupon turn right and continue along road for 400 - 500 yards to left hand turn. Site is immediately obvious so park car and choose spot.

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Winwick map co-ordinates
Parking
Both sides BUT leave enough room for heavy lorries to pass on way to / from local scrap yard.
Public transport
Quite poor - most people arrive by car.

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Amenities
None at the location, best to head back to the retail area where there is a Burger King or a B&Q store with a cafe.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Winwick

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Streetmap links
Winwick general view map
Winwick close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
Given the track curvature at the location shots are better from the east side in the morning and west side in the afternoon. The sun is on the west side of the line around 11:00 in the winter or 12:00 in the summer.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north

From the western side of the line, in the afternoon.

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

From the eastern side of the line in the morning.

Location Video



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