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Written by Tony Rispoli - 19 Mar 2013
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Location notes
A foot crossing surrounded by fields just to the north of Mortimer Station on the Reading to Baisingstoke line.
Railway type and traffic
FGW: Class 165 DMUs on the half hourly stopping service
AXC: Voyagers

Freightliner: Plentiful class 66 & 70 hauled Container Trains on workings to and from Southampton.
DBS: Class 66 & Class 67 hauled departmental & engineers trains as well as E.C.S moves of charter stock which is based at Eastleigh Depot.
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RTT Link Mortimer Foot Crossing
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A foot crossing in fields just to the north of Mortimer station.
Road directions
From the M11, junction 11. Head south on the A33 and turn right towards Mortimer and Grazeley at the traffic lights. Continue along this road for about 3 and a quarter miles you will see a public footpath sign pointing off to the left and the lay by just after that. If you miss it you can continue down the road into Mortimer Village and turn around at the mini roundabout.
The footpath crosses a small stream on a bridge and then you reach the location.

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Mortimer Foot Crossing map co-ordinates
There is a lay by nearby where you can park away from the road. This should accomodate a couple of cars if you park consideratley.
Public transport
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Mortimer has some shops, take aways and few pubs.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Mortimer Foot Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Mortimer Foot Crossing general view map
Mortimer Foot Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Mortimer Foot Crossing

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Photographic notes
As with all foot crossings please remain a safe distance from all lines. Whilst you are looking in one direction it is possible another working may be approaching behind you. Remain vigilant and acknowledge approaching trains with a wave.

You can shoot in both directions from the crossing although the western side of the line is not an open view. The eastern side affords both close up views an more open shots from the field opposite. So this will favour moring southbound shots or very early morning northbound workings to catch the sun. After about 11 the sun will be round for southbound workings and should remain good until early afternoon.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

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