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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 08 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Claydon is a small Oxfordshire village. The location is on the Chiltern line Between Leamington Spa and Banbury.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is multiple units run by Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country Services.
DB Schenker and Freightliner provide frequent freight movements.
This location is a narrow road bridge crossing the line. Shots can be taken from both side of the bridge, but you will have to straddle safety barriers if you suddenly decide to cross the road.
Road directions
From Banbury:
Take the A423 North towards Southam and take the second turning sign posted for Claydon. Continue to follow this narrow road until you cross the bridge.

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Claydon map co-ordinates
Once you have crossed the bridge, there is ample parking space for several cars immediately on the right. You vehicle will be in view at all times.
Public transport
Service 510 runs three times a day from Banbury to Claydon village and return, currently at 0940, 1140 and 1410 from Banbury and operated by Geoff Amos' Coaches.
Travelline Midlands will provide more information

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A cup of tea can be had at the Bygones museum in Claydon, and there are a couple of good pubs at nearby Fenny Compton where you can also get a good meal.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Claydon general view map
Claydon close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
Due to the nature of the road-priority system on the road bridge, motorists often sound their horn, so the location is perhaps not suited to those taking video footage.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

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