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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Sep 2006
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Location notes
An overbridge in a rural area, about midway between Hathersage and Bamford stations.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmus, with Trans Pennine Class 185 or 158, and Central Trains Class 170 or 158, each running hourly on weekdays. In addition, there is a two hourly (hourly on Saturdays) local service, usually worked by Class 142 or 150, with an occasional Class 156.
There are a variety of freight trains, including stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead & Dowlow, cement trains from Earles Sidings, and occasional infrastructure trains to & from Castleton.
(But note that Corus has recently announced a plan to transfer production from Castleton to Scunthorpe).
Environment
Scenic rural area at the western edge of Hathersage village.
Road directions
From the Sheffield area, take the A6187. In Hathersage village, fork right up a hill (Jagger's Lane), which continues into Hill Foot.
From the Manchester area, use the A57 via Glossop to Ladybower Reservoir, then the A6013 to Bamford. Soon after passing Bamford station, turn left onto the A6187. After about mile, turn left into Hill Foot. The bridge is on a bend at the top of a short hill.

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Hathersage, Hill Foot map co-ordinates
Parking
Space for several cars on the road near the bridge, but park well clear of the bends in the road.
Public transport
A Sheffield - Castleton bus service (272), currently hourly (weekday daytime), runs along the A6187 past the junction with Hill Foot.

By rail to Bamford or Hathersage stations, then walk.
From Bamford, follow the road directions above (about 20 minutes).
From Hathersage, turn left into Station Approach, then turn right into Station Road. On reaching Hathersage village centre, turn left onto the A6187 and then follow the road directions as above (Not tested, but probably also about 20 minutes).

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Amenities
None at the location. Public toilets, a few shops and refreshment outlets are available in Hathersage village.
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Hathersage, Hill Foot

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Hathersage, Hill Foot



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Photographic notes
The sun is best placed for eastbound trains until early afternoon, and then for westbound trains until late afternoon. Shade from line side trees may be a problem from autumn until early spring, when the sun is low in the sky, and a brightish, but cloudy day may be preferable during this period.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price 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


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