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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 12 Nov 2006
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Location notes
Aynho is a pleasant Northamptonshire village, which is close to the Oxfordshire border. The location itself is an over bridge on the line running between Banbury and Oxford.
Railway type and traffic
An interesting location which currently sees use by Chiltern Railways, First Great Western, and also sees much freight, predominately Freightliner with workings to and from Southampton. The location is famous for it`s flying junction. Trains to and from Marylebone can be photographed on the 'upper' line.
Environment
A rural location, but the road can often be busy, so be vigilant. There is room to stand 'off the road' on either side of the bridge.
Road directions
From Banbury, head out to Aynho on the A4260 by following signs to Adderbury and Bodicote. Shortly after passing a left hand turn to Kings Sutton, you will approach some lights. A left turn here will lead you to Aynho village. If you take this option, be careful of the winding roads. The best option is to go straight on here, and turn left at Deddington. This will lead you straight to the location.

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Aynho Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Do not park in the pub car park, unless you`re going to be having food or drinks there. However, there is room to park several cars on the grass verge here. Alternatively, if you cross the over bridge, pass under the next bridge, space is available immediately on the right.
Public transport
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Amenities
'The Great Western Arms' is right next to the location, and they do serve food.
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Aynho Junction

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Aynho Junction



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Photographic notes
Early afternoon light is best for Southbound trains, but be wary of the shadow from the station building creeping in, especially when the sun is low......
A telephoto lens, although not vital, would provide for more photographic opportunities here.
The bridge can be very busy with road traffic, and the nearby M40 really rules this location out for video footage......


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


Fig 1 - Looking east

That shot is obtained if you walk a short distance up the Canal, from the bridge, heading north.

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south


Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

The old station buildings

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