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Written by Stuart Benson - 01 Aug 2006
last update by Marcus Dawson - 24 Jun 2009
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Location notes
The location is a farm track / access bridge with a public right of way across the Stenson Junction to Sheet Stores Junction freight only line.
Railway type and traffic
This is a freight only line with regular traffic from DB Schenker class 60, 66 and 67, and Freightliners class 66s. There are no passenger services, however occasional weekend diversions will see EMT HSTs and class 222 Meridians and Central Trains units.
The line is accessed by northbound traffic at the eastern end from the Midland Main Line and joins the Derby to Water Orton line heading south at the western end. It is not possible for southbound traffic to access the line at either end.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge
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Environment
The area is rural with open countryside on one side and a canal adjacent on the other.
Road directions
From the A50 take the A514 in the direction of Swarkestone (or follow signs to Calke Abbey). Approx mile along the road curves to the left but with a right hand turn that appears to go straight on take this turning. Approximately 1 mile along there is a right hand turning sign posted Sinfin, take this turning. After crossing the railway line there is a tight left hand turn and approx mile along this road on the left is the bridge across the canal.

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Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is enough car parking space for two, possibly three, cars adjacent to the canal bridge. Otherwise you will have to park on the roadside verges and walk back to the location.
Public transport
Barrow upon Trent is very poorly served by Public transport with only 2 or 3 buses per day.
Arriva service 61 operates hourly from Derby to Swarkestone (Crewe and Harpur Pub) from where it would be a 20-25 minute walk to the location.

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Amenities
The Ragley Boat Stop public house is two minutes away, to the east, located by the canal on Sinfin Lane. Stenson Lock Coffee Shop is located about a mile along the canal tow path to the west of the location.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge

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Streetmap links
Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge general view map
Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge close up map

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Barrow upon Trent - Deblenfield Bridge



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Photographic notes
This location offers excellent views in both directions with the light slightly favouring the view East.
For video the location is fairly quiet with the usual sounds of the countryside. There is a slight noise from the adjacent road and the occasional narrow boat but nothing to make videoing a problem.


General views - All photographs © Stuart Benson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


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