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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 30 May 2007
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Location notes
Banbury is a large town in Oxfordshire. The Chiltern line (between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone) runs through here.
The nearby 'Lafarge' site can make an interesting backdrop!
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is multiple units run by Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country Services.
DB Schenker and Freightliner provide frequent freight movements.
Environment
The location itself is a relatively quiet road bridge on the outskirts of Banbury.
Road directions
From the M40, Junction 11:
Head towards the town centre. Go straight over the first roundabout you come to. At the second roundabout, take a right hand turn. You should notice signs for Grimsbury manor, and also a sign for a sailing/boating club. Once you have made this turn, bear right and park by the bridge.

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Banbury, Grimsbury Green map co-ordinates
Parking
There is ample room here to park several cars, and it would be in view at all times.
Public transport
It shouldn`t take too long to walk here from the Railway station.

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Amenities
There are no amenities at the location itself, but if you ventured into the town centre, you can`t fail to come across anything! The 'Right Plaice' in Broad St can be personally recommended if you like Fish and Chips.
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.
Banbury, Grimsbury Green

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Streetmap links
Banbury, Grimsbury Green general view map
Banbury, Grimsbury Green close up map

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Banbury, Grimsbury Green



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Photographic notes
Shots can be had of Southbound trains only. From the east side of the bridge good shots can be had until lunchtime, and after that, shots can be taken from the west side of the bridge.

Please note: Due to the Main road bridge just to the south, photographs of Northbound workings can be ruled out almost completely, although I have seen photos of just 'the loco' if that`s your thing......
Due to the busy roads and motorway nearby, this location is not suited to those who wish to video.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


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