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Northallerton is in North east England between Thirsk and Darlington on the East Coast Mainline. Also just outside the station is the Northallerton loop line where freight passes at certain times of the day.
Railway type and traffic
Common North ECML traffic including Classes 43, 91, 220/221 and 185s. There is a East Coast stopping train in each direction after every 2 hours or so and regular First Transpennine express 185s on the stopping trains. Most traffic runs through the station at speed but you get plenty of warning before something is coming due to the signals at either end of the station and the long view North towards Newcastle.
On the loop line expect to see DB Schenker, Freightliner, DRS and GBRF, classes 60 and 66.
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Northallerton station is on a bridge, at the top of the hight street. the station does get quite busy in peak times but most people stay in the waiting rooms so you should be ok at the end of the platform. The station is staffed from 06:00 until around about 23:45 and after dark it is perfectly safe.
Follow signs to Northallerton off the A19. head past Allertonshire school and turn left at the first roundabout and then right immediately after at the second one. head up past the prison until the top of the street and turn right just before you reah the station. The loop line is just ahead of you and turn left to park in the car park. Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Northallerton Station map co-ordinates
Northallerton has a good sized station car park which is priced at £4.40 (April 2013) for all day. If it is full park in one of the many town car parks and walk from there. It is perfectly safe to leave your car here. There is however very close to the car park entrance a privately owned car park which only charges £2.50 for the day.
There are regular Transpennine service from Manchester Airport, York, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Natonal express operate a two hourly or so service from London Kings Cross and Newcastle/Edinburgh.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Northallerton Station has toilets, a small newsagent counter, waiting rooms and the town centre is a five minute walk for shopping.
There is the 'Station Hotel' just outside the station.
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It can be hard to photograph trains heading North in the morning due to the sun however you can find shade to photograph from there. Videoing should not be problem although there is a minor road underneath the station which produces a little noise but not much.
The level crossing over the loop line is good for southbound trains but vegetation can get in the way at times for Northbound trains. You can stand on the bank by the car park for an elevated shot.
General views - All photographs © Daniel Druce unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west
Fig 2 - Looking north east
Fig 3 - Looking east
Fig 4 - Looking north
The freight avoiding line crossing on Ainderby Road.
Fig 5 - Looking north
The freight avoiding line crossing on Ainderby Road.
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