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Written by Tony Rispoli - 31 Jul 2006
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Location notes
On the Great Western Mainline between Twyford and Reading.
Railway type and traffic
First Great Western services operated by HSTs, Class 165/166 and Class 180s. Occasional Voyagers plus freight and the odd appearance by the Network Rail Track Measurement HST set.
On a small road which is single file over the bridge controlled by traffic lights, traffic was light on my visit and should not be too much of a problem.
Road directions
From the A4 between Twyford and Reading, turn off at the roundabout onto Pound Lane, then take the next left into Duffield Road.

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Reading, Duffield Road, Sonning map co-ordinates
You can park in Copse Mead which is in sight of the bridge the whole time, its a quiet area.
Public transport
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Probably best to go to Twyford for amenities, there are a couple of petrol stations on the nearby A4
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Reading, Duffield Road, Sonning

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Streetmap links
Reading, Duffield Road, Sonning general view map
Reading, Duffield Road, Sonning close up map

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Reading, Duffield Road, Sonning

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Photographic notes
Positioned on a curve providing excellent views of all four running lines. The trickiest to photograph is the Down Main as the there is not much space between the line and the cutting on the east side.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

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