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Situated to the north of York around the point where the station and the avoiding lines come back together.
Railway type and traffic
Regular East Coast (HST and Class 91), Virgin Cross Country (Voyager) plus Northern Trains DMUs on the Leeds to York services.
There is only a sparse freight services in the area.
This is an area on the way to public parkland often used for walking dogs. There's a hard area occasionally used for parking which borders the railway fence. A small grassy hill leads up towards the main road which can be used to get photos over the fence.
The location is at the end of a small access road on which you can park. But be careful not to block access. Failing that there are residential streets a very short walk away.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Holgate Beck general view map
Holgate Beck close up map
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There is only a shot of northbound trains from the elevated position, although one could cross the road bridge for a southbound working.
The location is a milel or so south of the Railcam York Supporters
24/7 live webcam, which would give a short bit of notice of approaching trains from the north.
General views - All photographs © Robert Gauld unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking south
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