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Written by Bevan Price - 01 Apr 2007
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Location notes
An over bridge, a short distance south of New Mills South Junction signal box.
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 are a variety of freight trains, mainly consisting of stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead and Dowlow and cement trains from Earles Sidings.
Environment
A mainly rural location on the southern edge of New Mills.
Road directions
The location lies on a minor road that links the A6 at Furness Vale with the A6015 near New Mills Town Centre.

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New Mills South Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Space for a few cars to park on the road, but avoid the bends in the road on either side of the bridge.
Public transport
By rail to either New Mills Central or Furness Vale station, then walk. From Furness Vale, turn right (downhill) into Station Road, continuing left round the bend into Marsh Lane until you reach the bridge (about 10 to 12 minutes - caution no footpath for part of the road). From New Mills Central, turn left and climb Station Road to its end. After passing the small bus station, turn right into Union Road, then turn left into Church Road. After about mile, turn right into Marsh Lane, which leads to the bridge (about 15 to 20 minutes).

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Amenities
None. The nearest facilities will be in New Mills town centre.
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New Mills South Junction

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New Mills South Junction general view map
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New Mills South Junction



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Photographic notes
The light is best for southbound trains. Shade from the cutting and vegetation are a problem for photography of northbound trains for much of the day.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north

Looking towards signal box

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

Towards Chinley.

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