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Written by Steven Wakefield - 12 May 2004
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Location notes
Situated on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh to Stirling routes. Just to the east of Polmont station.
Railway type and traffic
A variety of ScotRail DMUs, working between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness. East Coast services (HST) between London and Inverness.
In the summer months (for the early risers) it is possible to photograph the Sleeper services to Fort William and Inverness. The 'Royal Scotsman' also passes this way , on most it's journeys to and from Edinburgh.
DB Schenker MGR traffic from Ayrshire to Longannet. Freightliner hauled cement and DB Schenker hauled aviation fuel also pass by, but only a few times a week.
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RTT Link Polmont, Nicolton Road
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Rural, an open fields and farmland area.
Road directions
From the M9, junction 4:
Take the A803 towards Polmont, almost immediately take the first left (narrow country road). This is Nicolton road, follow this road until you come to the railway overbridge.
Alternatively, if you take the A801 from the roundabout. On the left, a little further on, just next to the railway overbridge, there is a small parking and picnic area. Park here and go back to the overbridge. Fig 3. is taken from the opposite side of the main road.

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Polmont, Nicolton Road map co-ordinates
Only room for one, possibly two cars, next to a farm access gate.
Public transport
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Nothing at location though Polmont is a short drive away.
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Polmont, Nicolton Road

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Streetmap links
Polmont, Nicolton Road general view map
Polmont, Nicolton Road close up map

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Polmont, Nicolton Road

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Photographic notes
Lighting condition are good for most of the day in both directions. For video - the location at fig 1 or 2 should be fine, some traffic but relatively quiet, the other location fig 3 being next to a very busy main road , is not so ideal.

General views - All photographs © Steven Wakefield unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking  east

Looking towards Edinburgh.

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Looking towards Glasgow.

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Looking towards Glasgow from the A801 location

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 -  Looking north

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