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Due to the building of a rather large building..This shot is now no longer available.
Situated about 20 miles north of London and just north of Hemel Hempstead on the West Coast Mail Line.
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of Virgin Anglo-Scottish/London - Midlands express passenger services. London Overground runs the slower rural passenger services. There is also a wide mix of freight, working north to places like Manchester and Scotland.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bourne End
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location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Farmers feilds and general countryside.
Roadside places near the location.
None at the location. The town of Hemel Hempstead is close by though.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Bourne End general view map
Bourne End close up map
Windows Local Live Link
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On the west side of the WCML in the middle of a very long straight section of track. The up and down fast lines are next to the locations with the slow lines being on the opposite side. With the easterly facing view the location is often backlit for southbound trains.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - West Coast wind down
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - The new obstruction - Picture by Kevin Lee
Fig 1 - Facing south
As per fig 1 but a wider shot.
Fig 2 - Facing south
As per fig 1 but a wider shot.
Fig 3 - Facing north
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