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Written by Richard Bucknall - 11 Apr 2005
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Location notes
Situated at the southern end of freight only line between Sandbach and Northwich.
Railway type and traffic
Mainly freight only, with passing DB Schenker stone traffic. Occasional weekends see diverted Euston-Holyhead services. Linespeed at the location is only 15mph.
The Albion chemical works closed in 2007 and the traffic to the site has ceased.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Albion Chemicals, Sandbach
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Rural/Industrial. Aside from the works it is just fields.
Road directions
Take the Middlewich Road from Sandbach, the chemical plant is on the right. Although marked 'Private Property' the footpath is signposted also!

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Albion Chemicals, Sandbach map co-ordinates
There is a lay-by at the north end of the works.
Alternatively park in the small space in front of the disused gate.
Public transport
No. 37 bus from Sandbach/Crewe towards Winsford (every 30 mins), or from Winsford towards Sandbach/Crewe.

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A garage nearby sells limited food and drinks.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Albion Chemicals, Sandbach

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Streetmap links
Albion Chemicals, Sandbach general view map
Albion Chemicals, Sandbach close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Albion Chemicals, Sandbach

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Photographic notes
Great morning shot, which is when most trains run.

General views - All photographs © Richard Bucknall unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

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