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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 22 Jul 2007
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Location notes
Cropredy is a quiet location in rural Oxfordshire. The location is on the Chiltern line Between Leamington Spa and Banbury.
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 road bridge which crosses the railway. There is not much 'standing room' between the bridge parapets and the road, so be wary of passing motor vehicles.
Road directions
From Banbury, head out on the A423 towards Southam. After a short while, you will notice a right hand turn to Cropredy which is well signposted. Head straight towards the village, and you will soon come to the railway bridge which is the location.

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Cropredy map co-ordinates
Parking
Park on the side of the road either just before, or just after the bridge. Your vehicle will be visible here at all times.
Public transport
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Amenities
Cropredy has two pubs, The Brasenose Arms offers a bar and restaurant, and the Red Lion also offers meals including takeaways. There is also a useful spar store and a coffee shop in the village .
Accommodation
The Brasenose Arms also caters for Bed and Breakfast.
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.
Cropredy

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Cropredy general view map
Cropredy close up map

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Photographic notes
The line here runs almost north to south, so light can be troublesome at certain times. However, good shots of southbound trains are best from lunchtime and through the afternoon. Northbound workings are more difficult but early morning or late evening shots can be had here.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse 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


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

An evening shot.

Fig 5 - The Location



Fig 5 - The Location


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