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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 09 Aug 2008
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Location notes
This 'relatively' quiet location is on the north-eastern edge of Canterbury, and lies on the Ashford-Ramsgate line.
Railway type and traffic
Apart from the occasional 465 unit, engineers train, or steam charter, all you are likely to see here are 375 Electrostars, operated by Southeastern.
Although this spot is normally quite quiet, it cannot be considered as a rural location due to the nearby retail park. However, you would be unlikely to come across much trouble here.
Road directions
From Canterbury itself, head out towards Margate on the A28. Once on the A28, you will pass the business park, and you will shortly approach a retail park.
At the last roundabout, take the left down Vauxhall Road. Follow this road to the end, and then turn left. The location is a few yards ahead on the right. You will see a space to park just before this, but do not block the entrance to the site.

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Canterbury, Barton Down map co-ordinates
Best to park in the retail park.
Public transport
Buses 4, 4A, 6 and 6A stop along the A28 close to the location.

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Best head back into Canterbury, or you can always try the shop opposite nearby Sturry station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Canterbury, Barton Down

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Streetmap links
Canterbury, Barton Down general view map
Canterbury, Barton Down close up map

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Canterbury, Barton Down

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Photographic notes
Shots can be had from both sides of the line and in both directions to suit most times of day and differing lighting conditions, although if the sun is shining, this location would be best late morning - early afternoon.
Also, depending on the time of year, and day, the shadows from some of the trees can be a menace, particularly on a longer train such as a steam charter for example.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

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