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Located about five miles from Doncaster station on the line between Doncaster and Gainsborough.
Railway type and traffic
Fairly frequent passenger services, operated by East Midlands Trains from Doncaster to Lincoln. Usually formed of 153s.
Freight tends to be intermodals from Doncaster/Rotherham to Felixstowe. However there is also the Plasmor train and Sand train to Goole with the occasional test train and Charter.
Usual traction is 66s for GBRF/DB/Freightliner.
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Fairly pleasant location with mainly dog walkers and cyclists going past. May get noise from the construction site not that far away. Nearest shops/toilets are about half a mile away at Bessacarr shops which includes Co-op, Chippy and a pub.
Very little light after dark so isn't really worth attempting during the night.
Be careful driving some of the local roads as children can sometimes be playing near the road. Can sometimes be busy with the parked cars outside houses but you should still be ok to park.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Bessacarr Lane, Doncaster map co-ordinates
You can park for free at the foot crossing therefore you can keep an eye on your car at all times. Be aware it can be busy if cars are parked outside houses close to the crossing.
From Doncaster station the 58/58A takes you the closest to the crossing. Take this bus to the final stop on Stoops Lane. Once you have got off the bus, there should be a triangle in the road with one road being Bessacarr Lane. Just walk down this road until you see the crossing.
Alternatively catch the 55/21/25/29/98/99 to the stop after Toby Carvery, walk back to the crossroads. and walk down the steep hill and take the first left. Then just follow the road until you reach the crossing.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are some shops about 0.5 miles away in Bessacarr. Includes Co-op, a chippy and a Pub if you require food/drink.
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Bessacarr Lane, Doncaster
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The light is best for trains in the afternoon from both directions. However the light favours trains coming from Lincoln. You can photo trains travelling in both directions quite easily and take videos with areas that you could place your tripod. The light in the morning isn't the best but you could still work with it.
General views - All photographs © Adam Gibbons unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking east
In this view the working has just left the ECML via Black Carr Junction, the other pair of tracks come from the Decoy Yard side.
Fig 3 - Looking west
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