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Written by Jonathan Lewis - 03 Nov 2006
last update by Jack Bowley - 28 Nov 2013
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Location notes
The location at Penmaenmawr is located to the east of the town. Many photos are possible from the cycle path between the Dual Carriageway (A55) over looking the North Wales Coast. In the evening photos are possible from other side of the line.
Railway type and traffic
Class 158 and 175 units work the majority of services along this line with Virgin's Voyagers operating services to London.
The Penmaenmawr stone train runs as required (very rare too) and the Valley flasks vary traction from 20s, 37s and 57s.
The area is now dominated by the noise from the busy Dual Carriageway. The photo locations are along a little used circle route and bridge over the railway along side the dual carriageway overlooking the North Wales Coast.
Road directions
Travel along the A55, to either the services west bound or the parking opposite eastbound.

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Penmaenmawr map co-ordinates
If heading west park at the service station and walk over the bridge over the motorway which brings you to the bridge over the cycle path and railway line.
Public transport
Railway service to Penmaenmawr and head to the coast and follow the railway to the bridge.

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Very close service station just other side of the bridge over the A55.
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
Penmaenmawr general view map
Penmaenmawr close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
The line here is WNW-ESE so the sun is on the south side for most of the day so better in morning for eastbounds and afternoon for westbounds. In evening sun moves onto the other side so photos are possible from the other side of the line.

General views - All photographs © Jonathan Lewis unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

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