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A collection of locations overlooking the freight lines that are under Crewe station. To access the location, you must leave the station via platform 12 using the footbridge at the north end of the platform.
Railway type and traffic
All freight, intermodal, coal, stone, sand, flasks, engineers.
The Virgin Car Park is there and there are some food shops nearby on Nantwich Road.
Crewe Station is well signposted. From the M1 southbound exit at J17, nortbound J16. If approaching from the west follow the A534 from Nantwich and this runs past the station.
The overheads make it tricky to get good shots, but you can get some good ones in between. If you stand on the other side of the Nantwich Road bridge, and walk down the road between the station and the avoiding lines you reach an area which is called the 'Horse Landing', then you can get great shots next to the signal box.
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