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Written by Nathan Bridge - 12 Jan 2008
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Location notes
Great Heck is on the ECML between York and Doncaster. The nearest town is Eggborough.
Railway type and traffic
NXEC, Virgin, Hull trains, Grand Central

DB Schenker, Freightliner, GBRf and the Plasmor Shunter if you are lucky!
It is a safe place just the rabbits to talk to. Walking boots are best when raining.
Road directions
From the M62, Junction 34:
Take the A19 North towards Selby, At the first roundabout turn right onto A645 East towards Hensall, drive over level crossing and straight though traffic lights and it is the next right about 1/4 Long lane and then drive about 1/4 of a mile again, there is a road on the left thats say Plasmor Rail Terminal and there is a parking spots about 200 yds down the road on the left.

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Great Heck map co-ordinates
Parking is ok just make sure you do not park in the road because the Plasmor lorries use the road.
Public transport
There is no known bus service.

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There are no amenities nearby.
Kellington Manor is about 2 miles west of Great Heck.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Great Heck

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Great Heck general view map
Great Heck close up map

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Photographic notes
North and southbound trains can be photograph, southbound trains are better in the afternoon. Northbound trains in the morning. For Northbound trains the best place is to go over the railway bridge and look down onto the line, Southbound trains is to go down the grass bank and follow the fence along and pick your spot.

General views - All photographs © Nathan Bridge 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

Fig 4 - Looking north - Image © John Turner

Fig 4 - Looking north - <i>Image © John Turner</i>

From slighltly further up the field, opposite the signal.

Location Video

A video of the area

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