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A view from the A56 of the viaduct which carries the Chester to Warrington line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services along the line are usually classes 158/175 with class 142s on the infrequent Ellesmere Port trains. Currently there is no loco-hauled North Wales duty passing through but the commuter diagram to Manchester is one that sometimes does provide loco-haulage if the 175s are suffering badly.
There are daily freight services on the line, notably timber trains to Chirk. Any freight or light engines from Warrington towards Newport can be routed this way instead of via Crewe
A busy road, but with a good view of the viaduct. Especially good in the morning because the sun is on the right side.
Travel down the A56 passing through Frodsham and about half a mile after you will see the viaduct there is a road to park just before it.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Frodsham Viaduct map co-ordinates
Parking here is easy and safe to leave your car.
There are plenty of pubs and shops in Frodsham town centre.
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Frodsham Viaduct general view map
Frodsham Viaduct close up map
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Given the lines north west to south east direction then light is good in the morning up to early afternoon. Being on a road bridge and a reasonable distance away there will be plenty of traffic noise impairing video soundtrack.
General views - All photographs © Tim Rogers unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
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