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Written by Stephen Bersey - 04 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Located on a quite piece of common land to the north-east of Morley Station. A footpath runs adjacent to the line which is relatively free of line side vegetation between two foot crossings.
Railway type and traffic
The route is mainly local Northern services between Leeds and Huddersfield and Trans-Pennine Express service from Newcastle / Hull. A variety of rolling stock is however interesting with class 142s, 144s, 150/1s 150/2s, 153s, 155s, 156s, 158s, 170s and 185s.
No known freight services booked over the section of line. Occasional Serco test train otherwise.
Environment
The location is on common land, sometimes you may find cattle grazing on the land.
Road directions
From the M62, Junction 1:
Follow the A653 south to the 4th roundabout, there take the 2nd exit (right turn) and continue into Morley where the station will be signposted.

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Morley, Daisy Hill Crossing - Gas Farm Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
Suggest Morley Station Car Park.
Valley Road has a number of small industrial units along the road, as well as a tanker / petroleum depot, because of this I would not recommend parking there.
Public transport
Morley Station is served by a half hourly service between Leeds and Hudderfield operated by Northern. I understand there is are several bus routes which links Morley with Leeds.
Walk up the road (Valley Road) and keep following the road around which passes over the top of Morley Tunnel this was bring you into a small industrial estate with a Petroleum Depot (beware of lorries). Before you reach the bottom of the road which is about 5 minutes walk from the car park, on the right hand side is a lock vehicular access gate. Here a footpath commences which the first part of the footpath skirts the outer parameter of an industrial unit, just follow the footpath round which leads to the railway.

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Amenities
No toilets in the area. Several food outlets in Morley Town Centre which is a short walk from the station (about 8 minutes walk).
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Morley, Daisy Hill Crossing - Gas Farm Crossing

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Morley, Daisy Hill Crossing - Gas Farm Crossing general view map
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Morley, Daisy Hill Crossing - Gas Farm Crossing



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Photographic notes
As the line is in effect on a South-West / North-East Axis very good photographic location for most of the day. as the path runs adjacent to the railway for about a mile there are endless opportunities for photographs. The line is on a slight curve which is ideal for short trains like DMUs. The land on also an a hill giving plenty of opportunities to vary shots.


General views - All photographs © Stephen Bersey unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


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