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Written by Bevan Price - 01 May 2007
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Location notes
The footbridge is just outside a village called Chinley, between New Mills and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmus, 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 & Dowlow and cement trains from Earles Sidings.
A bridge for a public foot path over the line to the west of Chinley station.
Road directions
Access is by the B6062 from Whaley Bridge (on the A6), which connects to the A624 from Glossop, about midway between Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith. The B6062 is a 'straight on' turn off the A624 just after you go under two railway bridges. This will lead you to Station Road. Station Road takes the form of a loop on the north side of the B6062, in the village centre. Then follow the public transport directions.

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Chinley, Occupation Bridge map co-ordinates
Roadside parking would be difficult near the location, so it is best to park at the station and walk.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.
Walk down Station Road to the B6062 (Lower Lane) and turn right. After about 10 minutes walk along Lower Lane, after the road does an 'S' bend there is a single house on the right, just after this house is the foot path that leads onto the bridge.

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There are a few shops in the village of Chinley to the east.
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Chinley, Occupation Bridge

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Photographic notes
Location is best for photos of southbound trains, but alright for northbound trains in summer after about 3:00 pm.
Not checked personally, but light might be OK for northbound trains very early in the morning during summer.

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

Fig 1 - Looking west

Looking towards New Mills.

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Looking towards Chinley Station.

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