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This location is on the Teesport road Off the A66, the nearest towns are Redcar and Middlesbrough. The line incorporates the Saltburn to Darlington Branch , but also supports Tees Dock, the Freightliner Depot at Wilton and the various Steel plants, including the Blast Furnace that is to be re lit in early December 2011.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees local passenger Traffic operated by class 142s and 156s.
Freight consists of the Cleveland Potash Traffic (cl66) plus various traffic from the port I.e coal, container,etc. and once the Blast furnace is back on line hopefully the Lime Trains will reappear.
The location is opposite Grangetown Signal Box, you are surrounded by industry usually the only thing that you see is traffic for the port, very few people are in the area, you may see an odd Network Rail work person.
Follow the A66 (towards Redcar) and at the singpost 'Teesport A1053' turn Left and follow the road until a slight rise, find a road side park in place.From Redcar:
Follow the A1085 (Trunk Road) untill signposted A1053 Teesport and A66 Midlesbrough, Take the 3rd exit off the roudabout (signed Teesport) and get into the offside lane, in about 300 yards at the roundabout follow sign post for Teesport, the location is as Middlesbrough directions
Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Grangetown Box, Teeside map co-ordinates
There are no official Car parks, but you can get on the road side near the box or proceed a little further and on the opposite side of the road is a small lay-by.
There are no toilets or places to eat in the immediate area. But there is an Asda superstore about a 2 mile walk away on the A66.
B&Bs and Hotels are available at Redcar and Middlesbrough, both are only a few miles from the site.
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Grangetown Box, Teeside
Grangetown Box, Teeside general view map
Grangetown Box, Teeside close up map
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Grangetown Box, Teeside
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Good sight of the track can be seen from the various pipe bridges in both directions. The use of a tripod is difficult as these bridges are walkways but a mono pod could be useful, I have taken stills and videos at this location -the sun (when it appears) is usually in a favourable position.
General views - All photographs © Ray Brown unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2- Looking south east
Fig 3 - Looking north east
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