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Written by Tony Rispoli - 31 Jul 2006
last update by Ken Brunt - 09 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Quite high up above the Great Western Main Line between Twyford and Reading.
Railway type and traffic
Good variety of traffic with First Great Western HSTs, Class 180 Adelantes, Class 165/166 Turbos and freight traffic as well.
Situated on a very quiet road with virtually no traffic and long views of each direction of the main line.
The bridge is very high and as yet not been fenced or caged. It is a residential area of the well healed and relatively trouble free. The Samaritan's free phone number is displayed on both ends of the bridge.
Road directions
Turn off the A4 Bath Road into Sonning Lane and then into Warren Road.

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Reading, Warren Road map co-ordinates
You can park just after bridge next to some housing, and can see your car from the bridge at all times.
Public transport
Get to Reading and a bus runs along the A4 Bath Road.

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Nearest amenities and food would be petrol stations on the A4.
Nearest accommodation would be in Reading itself.
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Reading, Warren Road

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Reading, Warren Road

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Photographic notes
You can shoot in both directions but the view to the east is best. You are quite high up so zoom is a must!!
This location is best in high summer. The steep sides of the cutting cast shadows across the main lines during winter and the photographic window is much shorter.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west - Image Ken Brunt

Fig 3 - Looking west - <i>Image  Ken Brunt</i>

A stone train on the up fast

Fig 4 - Looking east - Image Ken Brunt

Fig 4 - Looking east - <i>Image  Ken Brunt</i>

A voyager on the down fast.

Fig 5 - Looking east - Image Ken Brunt

Fig 5 - Looking east - <i>Image  Ken Brunt</i>

Trains on the down slow and up fast.

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