trainspots logo

Written by David Dawson - 18 Sep 2007
last update by Paul Langford - 06 Jan 2015
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
The line is situated on the Shrewsbury - Newport line, situated in Bayston Hill, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Railway type and traffic
153s, 150s, 158s, and 175s all run along the line. Charters can see anything on them, mostly 67s or 47s.
Freight consists of northbound and southbound steel workings, 60 or 66s being the staple motive power. FLHH run two coal trains, both northbound which will of course have 66s on them.
A lane leading to a farm house, not far from Bayston Hill itself.
Road directions
Heading on the A5 bound for North Wales, take the first exit at Baileys Island onto the A49 (Hereford Road). After passing through Bayston Hill, the lane is tucked away on the left before a lay-by.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury map co-ordinates
You car can be parked, considerately, on the bridge or road. There is little traffic.
Public transport
Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is a Chinese take away on the A49 on the right going South about 200 yds before Burgs Lane. In the village less than a mile away there is a Spar supermarket, Post Office, Bakery, Chemist, Chip shop, Indian take away, Butchers and fruit and veg store.........
A few Bed and Breakfasts can be found dotted around Bayston Hill.
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.
Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

Googly map
Streetmap links
Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury general view map
Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

Who likes this location on facebook

Railway Gen Group
Photographic notes
Light is perfect in the morning, for trains heading south. Trains heading north are photable, but not very good. Trains heading south are on a curve, providing a great angle. Shoot on the outside of curve.

General views - All photographs © David Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 3 - Looking south west

Fig 3 - Looking south west

Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.