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Written by Jonathan Hare - 23 May 2007
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Location notes
Browney is located about 4 miles south of Durham on the East Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger:
Hourly TPE 185s, East Coast HSTs and 91 MkIVs, Virgin Voyagers. Northern Rail 142, 156, 158 note that only limited to morning rush hour period, and a late evening service. Can be also seen running ECS to/from Heaton/Newcastle and Darlington/York.

Freight:
DB Schenker: 60 or 66, sometimes 92 on some night services.
Coal (HTA & MGR), Steel/ Aluminium, Auto, Oil, Enterprise, Limestone, Scrap.

GBRf: 66
Coal, Mud Oil (ran when required)

FLHH: 66
Coal

DRS: 20, 37, 47, 66
Kingmoor- Haverton Hill and rtn flats to/ off repair, light engine.

NR/ Serco Test Trains:
67s, Serco, NMT HST, DMUs, FMUs.

Engineers/ Track Machines various operators. These run as required.
Environment
An access lane to a water works.
Road directions
To access Browney you need to drive/ walk down a lane called River View off the B6300 between A167 at Croxdale and A690 Brandon, and parking is available next to the access gate onto the ECML.

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Browney map co-ordinates
Parking
Beware: When turning into the lane as it's width is for one vehicle only and Water Tankers and site traffic use this lane to access the water works.
Public transport
The nearest train station is Durham about 3-4 miles north.
Local buses run from Durham bus station towards Brancepeth and Crook. If in doubt ask at the travel centre in Durham Bus station about which bus will take you close to Browney Lane.

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Amenities
There are no facilities available at this rural location. There is no shelter, open to the elements, especially the wind as on top of a hill.
The nearest shops are in Browney/ Brandon about half a mile - 1 mile away.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Browney

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Browney general view map
Browney close up map

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Photographic notes
The only view available is on the west side of the line.
Early sightings of trains are available from the south by looking across onto Croxdale Viaduct, and from the north is a good length of straight. Of note trains have a climb off Croxdale Viaduct round a bend towards Durham.


General views - All photographs © Jonathan Hare 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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