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Written by Craig Allan - 06 Jan 2015
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Location notes
On the Durham Coast line where the line from Newcastle and the avoiding lines via Gateshead converge.
The shot available is looking west from the A184 bridge over a reasonably high wall, so steps may well be needed.
Railway type and traffic
Frequent passenger trains to/from Sunderland and Middlesborough. Empty Grand Central stock moves to/from Sunderland.
Various regular freight workings.
Occasional railtours.
A busy urban area on the edge of town.
Road directions
Head to Gateshead to park then head along the A184 on foot.

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Park Lane Junction, Tyne and Wear map co-ordinates
There are several parking areas in the town centre which is a short walk away.
Public transport
The location is a short walk from Gateshead town centre which is well served by buses and Metro. Take the subway under Gateshead Highway at the bottom of Charles Street then follow the A184 for a short distance past Union Electric Steel to the bridge over the railway.

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There are variety of shops, cafes and pubs in Gateshead Town Centre. There's also a McDonalds further east along the A184.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Park Lane Junction, Tyne and Wear

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Streetmap links
Park Lane Junction, Tyne and Wear general view map
Park Lane Junction, Tyne and Wear close up map

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Park Lane Junction, Tyne and Wear

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Photographic notes
The shot is of trains heading towards Sunderland, as the view in the other direction is tree lined. The line is travelling south east at this point, but there are shots available from both sides of passing trains.
There is no shot available in the other direction.
The location is on a dual carriageway, so it can be very noisy.

General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking North

Fig 2 - Looking North

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

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