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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 02 Aug 2007
last update by Brian Burrows - 03 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Whitnash is now effectively a suburb of Royal Leamington Spa.
Railway type and traffic
Cross Country, Wrexham and Shropshire and Chiltern railway services operating between Snow Hill and London Marylebone are the main diet on this stretch of line.
There is also plenty of freight traffic, mainly operated by DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Environment
The location is a quiet over bridge near the church yard. This is right on the edge of the town, and as such you will have countryside to the east of the line.
Road directions
From Leamington station, head south on the Tachbrook road. When you come to the crossroads, turn left into St. Helens road, follow this road until you come to a turning on the right which you will need to take (Brunswick street) Follow this road, and look out for Church lane on your left. This is the lane which leads to the location.

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Whitnash, Blackbridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is room to park by the churchyard, or of this is busy, you can park on the opposite side of the bridge, but do not block the gates.
Public transport
Currently, bus '66' runs between Warwick, Leamington and Whitnash.

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Amenities
There is a pub and a few local shops off St. Margarets road, but there is plenty more to offer in Leamington. There is also a good selection of shops and a Supermarket in nearby Sydenham.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Whitnash, Blackbridge

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Photographic notes
The line runs almost north to south at this location, so is best for southbound trains after lunchtime. Shots of Northbound trains are a problem here, although if it is very early in the morning, or the sun does not want to come out and play (ok for summer 2007 then - ed), then you should be ok!


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

Shot with the sun in the wrong position.

Fig 5 - Looking north - Image by Brian Burrows



Fig 5 - Looking north - <i>Image by Brian Burrows</i>


Fig 6 - Looking north - Image by Brian Burrows



Fig 6 - Looking north - <i>Image by Brian Burrows</i>


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