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Roodee Viaduct is adjacent to the racecourse in Chester, a road bridge spans the tracks gives high level views in both directions. A foot path also gives a track side view in one direction.
Railway type and traffic
The Roodee Viaduct is a classic photographic location, with views of everything that works to and from the North Wales Coast and along the Wrexham/Shrewsbury line.
At the time of writing...
Passenger trains could be worked by Class 57s, HSTs and DMUs from the Arriva Trains Wales and First North Western fleets as well as additional and specials such as Northern Belle and Ruggex's to Cardiff.
Freight is powered by anything from DB Schenker 60s, 66s on Dee Marsh, Penmaenmawr, Pennyfford, Gobowen and Mostyn freight trains with Freightliner working 66s on the Penmaenmawr ballasts.
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The bridge is in the Curzon Park district of Chester, looking towards Chester the background is of the racecourse and the city, but the other side of the bridge views a cutting and countryside.
The bridge forms access to Chester Golf Club, in the Curzon Park district of Chester. From the A55 or Chester direction follow signs for A5104 Saltney. Curzon Park is off Hough Green, the main road to Saltney. The road is a small lane that leads off Curzon Park, look for signs to Chester Golf Club.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Roodee Viaduct map co-ordinates
Park before the bridge in the quiet road of Curzon Park North, as after the bridge is the Golf Club and that's private.
Nearest bus stop in Hough Green, a 5 to 10 minute walk. Catch number 4 Mold bus from station direct to the stop.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Nearest shops in Saltney village, a 10-15 minute walk.
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Roodee Viaduct general view map
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Trains leaving Chester for North Wales are sometimes moving quickly by the time they pass here, so be wary. Watch for passing traffic on the bridge, as tractors sometimes pass and they're quite wide and the bridge isn't!
General views - All photographs © Dave Bramley unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking north east
Fig 3 - Looking south west
The foot path spot is opposite the loco in this view.
Fig 4 - Looking south west
Fig 5 - Looking north east
From the foot path. The HST is passing under the main location bridge.
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