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Written by Andrew Pearson - 23 Aug 2007
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Location notes
This location is next to Doncaster and village of Barnby Dun. It is on the the line from Joan Croft Jct (ECML) - Stainforth freight only line.
Railway type and traffic
Traffic on this freight only line is hauled by DB Schenker and Freightliner. Class 60/66s are the usual suspects on the coals, steels, Oil and enterprise traffic, though Class 67s can occasionally be seen if your lucky! Freightliner 66s work coals to and from Immingham and Hull docks.
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RTT Link Barnby Dun
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Location is fairly Rural so not a great deal to worry about. Its located at level crossing on a back road, 'boyracers' tend to race in the area quite often, but they have not bothered me. There is also a field with bulls in so I would keep out!
Road directions
From the M18, Junction 4:
Leave exit, signposted Doncaster (E), and head right. Go straight on at roundabout then at the next one go right, signposted Barnby Dun and Hatfield. At next roundabout go straight over it, at the end of that road turn right. Carry on until you see a post office, turn off there follow road until you see a church head towards that and you will arrive at the location.

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Barnby Dun map co-ordinates
Drive over the level crossing to a wide farm track with places available to park.
Public transport
Catch train to Doncaster or Kirk Sandall. If Doncaster go to bus stand A3 and catch the 84 bus and alight at the post office in Barnby Dun or at Kirk Sandall cross the road and catch same bus from there. This bus runs every 20 minutes.

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There are no toilets, but there is a Chip shop, Chinese shop and pizza and kebab shop as well as a Spar near, you will see when you go to location because you will pass them.
There is a travel lodge on the M18 at Doncaster North.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Barnby Dun

Googly map
Streetmap links
Barnby Dun general view map
Barnby Dun close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Barnby Dun

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Photographic notes
With the line running east to west the sun is best for stuff going east in the mornings and west in the afternoons.

General views - All photographs © Andrew Pearson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Taken at around 13:30.

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Taken around 11:00

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