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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 05 Jun 2007
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Location notes
Minster is a quiet Kent village on the Canterbury-Ramsgate line. It is not far from Manston airport.
Railway type and traffic
Most traffic is Class 375 units on Charring Cross - Ramsgate/Margate services. There are also less frequent services which take the line down to Dover from here.
This is a quiet crossing on the outskirts of the village.
Road directions
From Manston, take the B2050 west. After passing the airport to your left, take the B2190 which will lead you to Minster. Head towards the station which is at the bottom of the village. However, do not take this turn, taking instead the next right after you see the signpost. (This right hand turn is right by the level crossing next to the station) Follow this road (You should have houses to your right, and horse stables etc to you left) and you should shortly come to a crossing which leads to the Scout hut on the other side of the tracks.

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Minster, Scout Hut Crossing map co-ordinates
You should be able to park your car around here, but be careful not to obstruct any gates etc.
Public transport
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There is a pub which serves food in the village itself, and also an Indian restaurant.
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.
Minster, Scout Hut Crossing

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Minster, Scout Hut Crossing general view map
Minster, Scout Hut Crossing close up map

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Minster, Scout Hut Crossing

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Photographic notes
On sunny days, this location is best for east bound trains up until about lunchtime. Trains travelling in the opposite direction are best photographed from early afternoon. This location would be suited to those wishing to take video, as it is generally very quiet here.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

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