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Written by James Power - 20 Aug 2007
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
The location is next to the Aldi Supermarket - in the car park to be precise, overlooking the Birmingham - Nuneaton - Leicester Line.
Railway type and traffic
The main workings along the line are DMUs, mainly Class 170s and 158s working between East Anglia/Leicester and Birmingham.
Freight along the line is very infrequent but fuel trains to Bedworth also use the line (about thrice weekly on average) and ballast trains to and from Mountsorrel and Crewe also appear.
GBRf also operate 2 return intermodal services to and from Hams Hall, as well as Freightliner's to and from Lawley Street.
Environment
The location is a town location on the edge of an estate, which is mainly private housing, although it is a known for youths to congregate especially after Aldi closes at 8pm - which is no problem really as the shot is only a morning Leicester-bound one anyway.
Given the popularity with the local youth it is common for BTP to visit the area.
Road directions
Follow the one-way system, keeping right past Netto, follow the road right past Liquid and Envy Nightclub, turn right at the nightclub, and follow the road to the left: Do not that the immediate left as this is a No-Entry. Continue past the Bus Station, at the roundabout by the multi-storey car park keep straight ahead.
At the roundabout by the Fire Station (one with the fountain), take the second exit onto the Roanne Ringway (A444), travel about 1/4 of a mile and then turn right onto Queen's Road. Follow this road for about 2 miles until you reach Church Road on your right. Head up Church Road and Kingswood Road is the left turn at the end of the road.

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Parking
Given that the location is a car park this should be easy! Aldi provides a free substantial-sized car park.
Public transport
Stagecoach service 10 operates every 10 minutes from Nuneaton to Stockingford/Grove Farm.

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Amenities
Aldi provide toilet facilities, plus with it being supermarket there is a good variety of food to buy.
Accommodation
Not in the immediate area, nearest would be in Nuneaton Town Centre.
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Photographic notes
The location is only really ideal for a morning shot from daybreak until about 11:00 am, this is when the sun moves round and you end up shooting towards the sun.
Although you can picture trains in both directions, towards Nuneaton and Leicester are better, those from Leicester are more restricted.
Not a great spot for video though as it's downhill from Arley Tun to Nuneaton, so no thrash. Drivers will usually be touching the brakes here with loads from Daw Mill.


General views - All photographs © James Power unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


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