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Written by Alexander Clark - 06 Mar 2008
last update by Charles Woodland - 06 Jan 2015
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Location notes
Located in West Yorkshire approximately 6 miles East of Knottingley.
Little Heck Common lane runs parallel to the ECML which is on an embankment fairly clear of vegetation, the Knottingley to Goole line passes under the ECML. The lane crosses this line at Heck Ings crossing which is now a pedestrian only foot crossing. A few hundred meters to the East is the Drax Branch.
Railway type and traffic
ECML:
NXEC, Arriva XC, Hull Trains, DB Schenker, Freightliner [Hoppers to and from Drax to the Southern ports, mainly Immingham, pass under the ECML then approx 20 minutes later appear on the ECML].
Knottingley to Goole line:
DB Schenker, Freightliner, GBRf all operate into Drax with coal, oil and gypsum, Northern Rail provides an infrequent service.
Environment
The lane is a single track road with very little traffic in open countryside.
Road directions
From the M62, junction 34:
Head north to Selby on the A19 and in just under 1 mile, turn right at the first roundabout on to the A645 towards Hensall. After going over the railway line turn left at the traffic lights, towards Hensall station. Follow this road and turn right at the sign towards Gowdall/Snaith. Once out of the village take the right right down the lane which will lead you under the ECML and then onto the location.

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Heck Ings Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
There are opportunities to park at the roadside or by the crossing itself.
Public transport
There is no bus service, Hensall Station is about 1.5 miles West of the location.

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Amenities
There are no facilities, Snaith being the nearest village of any size about 2 miles East.
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Heck Ings Crossing

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Photographic notes
The ECML runs North South on an embankment.
The Knottingley Goole line runs West East.
By moving either side of the crossing there is a wide variety of available shots at most times of the day.
A 200mm plus telephoto lens will reach traffic coming off the Drax branch. Very few trees except to the North East of the Knottingley Goole line.


General views - All photographs © Alexander Clark unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south


Fig 6 - Looking north west



Fig 6 - Looking north west


Fig 7 - Looking north



Fig 7 - Looking north


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