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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
This location is on the West Coast Mainline just to the east of Rugby Station.
The location has altered a lot over the last year or so, and is still under going alterations (September 2007.) The old Great Central bridge 'The Birdcage' has now been removed, and has altered the view greatly. The viaduct to the east of the bridge also looks different now due to track alterations during 2007.
Railway type and traffic
The usual Virgin WC traffic on the passenger front, complimented with London Midland units catering for the local services.
There is plenty of freight that works on the line, mainly DB Schenker, Freightliner and GBRf.
Environment
This location is on a busy road bridge, although there is a tall barrier which divides the footpath and the road here, so shooting on the west side of the bridge is fairly safe. However, for shots to the east, you need to be up against the bridge parapet, and there is only about a foot between this and the road, so be careful.
Road directions
From Rugby station, head south (up hill) along Murray Road. When you reach the roundabout, take the 1st exit down Clifton Road. (The B5414 to Market Harborough.) Keep following this road until you pass a playing field to your right. There will be two turnings on the right after the playing field, before you reach the bridge.

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Rugby, Clifton Road map co-ordinates
Parking
I prefer to park in Townsend road, the second turning as mentioned above.
Public transport
There is a regular bus (no.2) which operates from Rugby North Street.

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Amenities
There are a few local shops in the area, but the town centre offers much more.
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Rugby, Clifton Road

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Rugby, Clifton Road general view map
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Rugby, Clifton Road



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Photographic notes
Shots to the east would be best in the afternoon. This shot was always quite limited, but with the altered layout, and a few new catenary masts, it`s now even more limited, but may be considered ok for some to make a change. Shots to the west are generally best in the morning.
No good here for video due to the noise of the passing traffic.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


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