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Written by Tony Rispoli - 18 May 2007
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Location notes
Very close to Breadcroft Lane which has now been destroyed by the Palisade fencing. Near to a small business park.
Railway type and traffic
First Great Western Express services operated by HSTs and Class 180s - five each way an hour. First Great Western Link services operated by 165s,166s, 180s - seven each way an hour. Also the odd Voyager.
Light freight traffic from mid morning onwards, busier in the afternoon between 1300 and 1500; stone trains - mainly Mendip Rail but also DB Schenker and Freightliner hauled workings. Also a late evening car train and two Enterprises as well as occasional miscellaneous workings.
This is a road bridge which leads into a small business park/industrial estate. At weekends it is almost silent however in the week there are a lot of vehicles along the road into out of the business park/industrial estate. Not many pedestrians around though so you should be quite safe.
Road directions
Take the A4 Bath Road until you come to the roundabout and turn into Westacott Way, the location is at the end of this road.

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Westacott Way map co-ordinates
You can leave your car on the bridge as you will be able to see it at all times and it should not inconvenience any other cars as the road is quite wide at this point.
Public transport
I have noticed busses in this location before but not paid attention to note if they are to do with the business park or regular service busses.

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There is a petrol station on the A4 near to the roundabout.
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Westacott Way

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Westacott Way general view map
Westacott Way close up map

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Westacott Way

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Photographic notes
January 2018 Appeal:
The Great Western Electrification continues expanding towards the south-west making most of the GWML shots west of Ealing on the site currently out of date. Please send in your new images of the old locations with the overhead mast and wires in place so people can see how the locations have changed.

Update Sept '16:The bridge has now had metal plating added to the top of the original parapet making it approximately seven feet high so steps are required in order to take pictures here. The line is now very cluttered with the Overhead Gantries.
Relatively quiet although in the week there is some road traffic to and from the business park/industrial estate.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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