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Written by Jack Boskett - 30 May 2007
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Location notes
A bridge over the two track main line on the Virgin Cross Country route between Birmingham and Gloucester and the south west.
Railway type and traffic
Activity through the area include will often include:
Locomotives: 47, 67, 37,20, DB Schenker and Freightliner 66s and the odd 57\3
Units: 143, 150, 156, 158, 170, 180, 220, 221 and HSTs.
A quiet country road leading to the village of Claydon. It is a peaceful area in the countryside away from major roads or factories but beware of tractors and 4X4 vehicles using this bridge.
Road directions
From the M5, Junction 9:
Enter the junction roundabout, coming from the north it would be the first exit, from the south it will be the 3rd exit.
Travel along through a set of traffic lights pass a BP petrol station on the right, go through these traffic lights and turn right before the railway bridge. This goes through Natton to Claydon.
Follow the road round a couple of bends and down a long straight bit with the railway line passing parallel with you on the left. Keep following the road round until you see a red phone box on the right, opposite that is a turning to Claydon. Take this turning and you park up by the gate in front of you. This is hardly used for railway workers so you will get away parking in front of the gate.

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Ashchurch, Claydon Bridge map co-ordinates
Roadside parking in this area. You can see your vehicle from the bridge.
Public transport
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Ashchurch, Claydon Bridge

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Ashchurch, Claydon Bridge general view map
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Ashchurch, Claydon Bridge

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Photographic notes
Southbound morning shots from the bridge are dreadful as the sun is too head on. It is a location more suitable for afternoons and evenings.
There are no great sources of noise in the area.

General views - All photographs © Jack Boskett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

From the field under the bridge.

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

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