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Written by John Patston - 22 Aug 2007
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Location notes
Brookmans Park is a little station on the ECML between Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City. This location is a public footpath just to the south of the station.
Railway type and traffic
East Coast class 91 and Class 43 HST, First Capital Connect class 365 and 313, Hull trains Class 222 Pioneer and small amount of freight.
Environment
A footpath linking Brookmans Park with
Road directions
From M25/A1, South Mimms services:
Follow signs to Royal Vetinary College. Some of the roads you need to go down are single width but dont be put off. When you get to the College main gate drive straight past for about 200 or 300 hundred yards until you come to the rail bridge. From here follow the footpath on the west side of the line, and find a place opposite an OLE mast.

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Brookmans Park, RVC Foot Path map co-ordinates
Parking
The is an area big enough for a couple of cars just before the bridge.
Public transport
Exit the Station on the west side and make a U turn onto the footpath, then follw the path south to the location.

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Brookmans Park, RVC Foot Path

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Brookmans Park, RVC Foot Path general view map
Brookmans Park, RVC Foot Path close up map

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Brookmans Park, RVC Foot Path



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Photographic notes
The favoured shot at the location is of northbound workings from the west side of the line, so only time you'll get good sun light is late afternoon in the summer. But the location is quite open and trains will be passing at speed.
Noise wise you are quite a distance away from any traffic so video recordings should be fine.


General views - All photographs © John Patston unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

The masts are evenly spaced here, but poor positioning or bad timing can cause problems.

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south


Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north


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