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Written by Jack Needham - 04 Sep 2007
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Location notes
A Small Level Crossing on the Nottingham - Grantham Line, Just outside of Netherfield Station near Nottingham.
Railway type and traffic
Central Trains Dominate the Line with Liverpool - Norwich and Nottingham - Skegness services.
An DB Schenker 60 can usually be seen about 0800 working a Lindsey - Rectory Junction Oil Train, Also the Boston Docks Lafarge however this is a very infrequent runner and runs as required.
The area can be really hit and miss, one day the crossing could be heaving with people, the next day it can be quiet. I would not recommended this location after dark.
The environment surrounding this location is an Industrial Estate with fields and vegetation surrounding the Line.
Road directions
From the A1, A57 roundabout:
Follow The A614 until you see signs for the A6097, Then follow the A6097 to Lowdham. Then join the A612 Following signs for Nottingham.
A New Loop Road has been put in and I have yet to go and see which way round you need to go. So basically follow the A612 round following signs for Nottingham.
On Your Left, you should pass a Texaco Oil Yard with 2 big oil cylinders. Then Turn Left onto Private Road No 1. Follow this to the end then turn left again. Follow this down and the crossing is on the left hand side, a gravel lay-by has been resurfaced to allow cars to park.

From The M1, Junction 25:
Turn off at Junction 25 and follow signs for Grantham until you reach the A60, Then turn Left and follow this road to Nottingham Cricket Club. Turn Right down Ashling Court, which then leads onto Meadow Road, then get onto the A612.
Follow until reaching Private Road No1. and turn right onto here, then left and follow the No 2 down until you reach the gravel lay-by on the left.

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Netherfield Foot Crossing map co-ordinates
The gravel lay-by can cater for up to 3 Cars.
Public transport
From Nottingham Victoria there is a NCT Bus route Link 2 to Victoria Retail Park. Ask the driver for Private Road Number 1 and then follow the road directions from there.
Bus Fare is 2.70 return, just ask for a City Rider which is valid for the return and on Any NCT/Net Tram within the city area for that day.

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On the other side of the crossing, follow the pathway round until you get to a road, turn right, then left, and in front of you..there is a Morrisons, including a cafe, toilets etc
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Netherfield Foot Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Netherfield Foot Crossing general view map
Netherfield Foot Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Netherfield Foot Crossing

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Photographic notes
The light is good towards Nottingham in the morning, and towards Grantham in the afternoon, however, towards Grantham in the evening the sun is on the 'Wrong side' as the shot is tight towards Grantham
There are normally a few cars up and down the adjacent road and noise from the A612. Other then that videographers should be fine.

General views - All photographs © Jack Needham unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west

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