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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 28 Sep 2006
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Location notes
A district on the outskirts of Royal Leamington Spa.
Railway type and traffic
Arriva Cross country, and Chiltern railway services calling at Leamington Spa station pass through here.
Also plenty of freight traffic, mainly by DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Environment
The location is on a large wide overbridge which can often be very busy. Care must be taken when crossing the bridge when taking shots from both directions.
Road directions
From Leamington Spa station, take the A425 towards Southam. You will eventually pass the Oak Inn on the left, and not far ahead is a set of traffic lights. You need to turn right at these towards Sydenham. There is a school on the right, and shops on the left. When you get to the roundabout at the top of the hill (Asda to your left) turn right, and pull up just after the bridge which crosses the railway.

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Sydenham map co-ordinates
Parking
There are a number of off-road parking spots. Failing that, there`s always the Supermarket car-park!
Public transport
There are several bus services that operate from Leamington station and Sydenham. Stagecoach offers service 12, 67, and Travel West Midlands also offers the X12 service.

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Amenities
There are a few shops opposite the nearby school, and there is of course the ASDA supermarket.
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Sydenham

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Photographic notes
Shots can be taken from both sides of the bridge, and the line basicaly runs SE - NW


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


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