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A busy junction station near to the Humber oil refineries and iron works in Linconshire.
For people interested in all night 'spotting' visits if it worth noting that the station lights are automatically switched off around 01:30. The unmanned station will then be in darkness.
Prior to 2016 the location and surrounding area was controlled by signal boxes and semaphore signals. These were removed over the Christmas period of 2015 and the whole area now has colour light signals. The remaining boxes are supposed to be removed during 2016.
Railway type and traffic
Some units on passenger workings but the main focus of traffic is the DB Schenker and Freightliner hauled freights. Humber Oil, Scunthorpe Iron and coal traffic is predominant with at least 3 or 4 trains an hour. These trains are mostly 66 hauled but expcet a few 60s to appear.
Barnetby is a small village, the station usually has a number of enthusiasts on it.
From the end of the M180 Barnetby le Wold is signposted to the south. The station is well signposted in the village.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Barnetby map co-ordinates
There is a free station car park.
There is a pub opposite the station. Also, there is a Chippy about 250 yards down the road - It is closed on Mondays and between 13:00 and 16:30.
There are also public toilets situated on the approach road to the station, though these are not open 24hrs.
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Barnetby general view map
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The light will favour south east bound trains from around midday. The foot bridge provides a number of different levels from which to shoot, giving you a 'classic' shot of a train approaching from the north east.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net GWRB tour- North Yorkshire Perambulations
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 - Looking south west
Fig 4 - Looking south west
Fig 5 - Looking north east
Fig 6 - A view of the footbridge
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