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Written by Giles Mockford - 19 Feb 2007
last update by Jonathan Cale - 25 Mar 2010
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Location notes
Naas lane, Quedgeley is a public foot crossing situated next to the former Dow Mac Concrete sleeper works(which is now a car import company) and situated on the main Gloucester - Standish junction line.

Update March 2010
A travellers camp has appeared just dowm the road from this location. On occasions travellers have been known to hastle and threaten photographers claiming the public crossing is part of their camp! Keep your Wits about you!!
Railway type and traffic
A usual day at Naas Lane sees:

First Great Western:
143, 150, 158, 180 and HSTs

220 and 221 voyagers

Freight usually consists of class 60s on oil trains to and from Westerleigh.
66's on coal trains to and from Avonmouth/Portbury Docks.
DRS traffic runs on an as required basis to the rail heads at Berkeley and Bridgewater usually in the care of class 20s and 37s.
Freightliner's twice weekly Cement trains to Cornwall pass through here although run late at night sometimes due to pathing issues run in daylight hours.
Cotswold rail loco's can be seen here working out of their base at Gloucester.
Weekends in the summer months often see charter trains and diverted traffic due to Severn tunnel being closed. Charters are usually in the hands of class 47 or 67.
There are open fields to one side and the former sleeper works on the other.
Road directions
From the M5, Junction 12:
Head along the B4008 until you reach the Macdonald's roundabout take the 3rd exit (A38 dual carriage way) at Waterwells round about take the 2nd left to pass the Holiday Inn on your left. At the next roundabout go straight ahead onto Waterwells drive with the police station on your left. drive for about 1/4 of a mile. At the next roundabout take the 1st left the road then becomes Naas Lane. Follow the road road until you pass the gates of the Car importers, there is a small layby on the left hand side which can take 2/3 cars. At the layby there is a path which leads up to the crossing.

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Naas Lane, Gloucester map co-ordinates
Just passed the car importers is a small lay-by where you can park the car and then follow a small footpath up to the crossing.
Public transport
Take the Number 12 bus from Gloucester to Waterwells Park and Ride take a left out of the Park and Ride and then a right on to Naas Lane walk for 1/4 mile till you get to the car importers, 300 yards beyond is a small footpath this take you to the crossing.

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Nearest Facilities are:
McDonalds at Hardwicke (1.5 miles away) and Tesco also (1.5 miles away) on the B4008 at Quedgeley.
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Naas Lane, Gloucester

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Photographic notes
Best place to stand is on the Eastern side on the crossing opposite the old siding this gives good 2 miles viability in both directions. Light can be tricky photographing northbound trains at sunset due to the sun being in your lens.

General views - All photographs © Giles Mockford unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking North

Fig 1 - Looking North

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

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