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Written by Tony Rispoli - 11 Aug 2007
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Location notes
A country location, on the Reading to Newbury line. Aldermaston is a small station with a service from Reading to Newbury every hour.
Railway type and traffic
First Great Western operated Thames Turbos, HSTs on the Plymouth/Penzance routes and the occasional Adelante. There is also a reasonable amount of freight traffic on the route with Class 59s and Class 66s regular performers.
It is a small station in the country, never had any problems myself, it is well lit and there are never that many people at the station.
Road directions
On the A4 from Theale towards Newbury, it is a signposted turn off.

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Aldermaston Station map co-ordinates
There is an ample car park!
Public transport
Take the train from Reading or Newbury.

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No toilets on the station, there are a number of petrol stations on the nearby A4 and there is a village at Aldermaston itself.
Reading or Newbury would be the nearest places to find somewhere to stay.
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Aldermaston Station

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Streetmap links
Aldermaston Station general view map
Aldermaston Station close up map

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Aldermaston Station

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Photographic notes
The light is reasonable, the sun does not appear to cause a problem with photos or filming. There is a station footbridge to shoot from, there is also a quiet road bridge nearby as well so there are plenty of different angles to be had.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Location Video

The Authors video from the location.

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