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Written by Peter Kellett - 23 Feb 2004
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Location notes
Just north of the Forth estuary about 10 miles north of Edinburgh.
Railway type and traffic
DB Schenker coal and balancing empties, ScotRail Fife Circle, Edinburgh to Inverness/Aberdeen/Dundee, Virgin South to Aberdeen/Dundee, East Coast to Aberdeen services all cross the Forth Bridge.
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RTT Link Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view
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Rural. Although the close proximity to the very busy A90 dual carriageway means there is a lot of road noise. There is also a sewage works near by and this can, mostly when the wind is coming from the west, result in some unpleasant smells.
Road directions
From the Forth Road Bridge:
Take the first exit after crossing into Fife, sign posted North Queensferry and Rosyth, take the third exit at the roundabout then the second exit at the second roundabout that you will immediately encounter into the large Bus Park and Ride station. Parking here is free and aim to park as near to the exit as possible. Walk out of the park and ride car park and cross the main road. Turn to your right after crossing the road and walk towards the A90 dual carriageway. There is an un-gated entrance on your left hand side with a very rough track leading up towards the railway. Continue to climb the large hill along this track and you will gain enough height to look down onto the viaduct.

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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view map co-ordinates
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Public transport
There are frequent bus services from Inverkeithing to the Park and Ride bus station.

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Public toilets in the waiting room of the bus park and ride station. No other amenities near by, but Inverkeithing boasts pubs, shops and take away facilities.
Queensferry Lodge Hotel
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view

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Streetmap links
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view general view map
Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view close up map

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Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing - North east view

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Photographic notes
Best for southbound shots in the afternoon once the sun has moved to the west. With the constant flow of units, plus the Voyagers and HST�s northbound �going away� shots are obtainable, but somewhat restricted for northbound MGR�s.

General views - All photographs © Peter Kellett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

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