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Written by J Slatter - 16 Sep 2007
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Location notes
A narrow-ish road bridge located to the south of Eastleigh station leading in to the ex-BR Eastleigh Works on the main line from London to Weymouth. Passing under the bridge is the main LSWR lines and the access roads into Eastleigh T&RSMD.
Railway type and traffic
All stopping passenger traffic is in the form of MUs, classes 158, 444 and 450. Also passing (but not stopping) through the station are hourly Virgin Voyager services. Occasionally Classes 159 and 455 will put in an appearance.
Freight traffic is virtually all in the hands of 66s these days, though the wagon loads are variable, anything from Freightliner Containers to ECC Tanks. You will also get the odd 59 on stone services to/from Fareham and Eastleigh Yeoman, these are not easily phottable from this location as the line to Fareham diverges before the bridge and passes behind buildings. But it is possible to get a shot of the Hamworthy working.
There are also occasional railtours through the station often steam, and also on Saturdays when there often is a VSOE with Class 67s to the Eastern Docks.
Locomovments to and from the TMD can also happen while your on the bridge.
Environment
The bridge does not have a path but its ok to walk across or stand on the bridge as long as you keep in and be aware of traffic. There area is safe during the day some locals may even say hello as they pass. There are no longer convoys of ford transits but HGVs and vans do pass heading to the works or TMD.
Road directions
From the M3, Junction 12:
Take the A335 south towards Eastleigh town centre. After you pass the station on your left, navigate past two roundabouts and the entrance ramp to the Campbell Road bridge is on your left immediately after the second roundabout.

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Eastleigh, Campbell Road map co-ordinates
Parking
You can either go straight on from the second roundabout and park your car in a Pay and Display and walk to the bridge, or drive over the bridge and park in a small bit of non-Residents Only parking in the housing area of the works - you cannot see your car from here though. There are other pay car parks in the area.
Public transport
Get a train to Eastleigh station, head out of the entrance, cross over the main road and turn left onto the pavement. Then walk straight on past the two roundabouts until you come to another crossing. Cross here and walk up the steps to gain access to the bridge.

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Amenities
Eastleigh town centre will have food outlets etc. and there is a Tesco Metro store near the location.
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Eastleigh, Campbell Road

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Eastleigh, Campbell Road general view map
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Eastleigh, Campbell Road



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Photographic notes
The best side of the bridge to stand is the side closest to the works, though you can stand in either corner. The sun is best for northbound trains in the morning until about 09:00, then it is best for southbound trains all day. Would be possible for northbound trains on summer evenings. Traffic would be a slightly annoyance for videographers.
You can use any amount of zoom and a variety of angles can be achieved from this bridge.
Given it's proximity to Southampton airport there are often low flying aircraft, that might impare video soundtracks.


General views - All photographs © J Slatter unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2- Looking south


Fig 2- Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

A zoom lens shot of the station from the bridge.
The two lines diverging to the right are the lines to Fareham, with the other one being a route into the depot.

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

A loco on the lines into the depot. Of note also is the lines to Fareham seen running behind the building.

Fig 5 - Looking south- Image © Scott Turner.



Fig 5 - Looking south- Image © Scott Turner.


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