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Written by Bevan Price - 31 Dec 2006
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Location notes
A road bridge crossing the line at the eastern side of Chinley triangle.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmu's, 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 is a variety of freight trains, mainly consisting of stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead and Dowlow and cement trains from Earles Sidings.
Environment
A quiet rural location, with rather too many trees for ideal photography.
Road directions
Use the A6 Chapel-en-le-Frith by pass to reach the northern edge of the town, then take the link to the A624. Turn north along the A624 towards Chinley, and as you reach the second railway viaduct, turn east (right) onto a minor road. After passing under another railway bridge, fork left onto a road leading to the bridge by the junction.

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Chinley East Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Park on the approach road, away from the bends in the road.
Public transport
By rail to Chinley station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield, then a longish walk (about 25 minutes). Turn left into Station Road. At the end, cross over into Buxton Road (B6062), which joins the A624 at a T-junction. Continue south along the A624, passing Chinley North Junction signal box. On reaching the first railway viaduct, turn east (left) onto a minor road. After passing under another railway bridge, fork left onto a road leading to the bridge at the junction. There is a limited bus service along the B6062 / A624 from Chinley to Chapel-en-le-Frith & Buxton.

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Amenities
None. The nearest facilities are in Chapel-en-le-Frith or Chinley.
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Chinley East Junction

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Chinley East Junction general view map
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Chinley East Junction



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Photographic notes
The lighting conditions favour photography of eastbound trains leaving the triangle. Heavy shading by vegetation makes it difficult to photograph westbound trains on sunny days.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

Train coming off north to east side of triangle.

Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

Loco coming off south to east side of triangle.

Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


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