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Written by Jack Boskett - 14 Aug 2005
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Location notes
A railway station a mile to the east of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The station is 8 miles from Cheltenham to the south.
Railway type and traffic
A two track main line on the Virgin Cross Country route between Birmingham and Gloucester and the south west.
Activity through the area include will often include:

Locomotives: 47, 67, 37,20, DB Schenker and Freightliner 66s and the odd 57\3
Units: 143, 150, 156, 158, 170, 180, 220, 221 and HSTs.

The mainline is two tracks with a loop on the end of the station. Which freights go in there every so often. A brilliant place to come. On the end of the platforms, there are some good photo advantage points, looking both ways.
There is also a line which goes into Ashchurch MOD and a train goes in there when it is required.
This place is just a little unstaffed station with CCTV in the car park.
Please Note: That there are no toilet facilities on the station. There are no bins so you have to take your rubbish with you. The area is generally quite.
Road directions
From the M5, Junction 9:
Head east along the A46 and the station is just off this road, signposted, about a mile east.

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Ashchurch map co-ordinates
There is a station car park opposite the platforms.
Public transport
Central trains and Wessex trains serve Ashchurch Station but with a minimal service.

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Turn right out of the station car park and go over an old railway bridge go straight over the little roundabout 200 yards from the bridge. You then go parallel with the railway line for a little bit and turn left and then left again and the chip shop is on your right, next door to a little corner shop.
To get to the Newsagents or post office etc, turn back round and head back towards the main road. Turn left and follow the road round a little bend and the Post Office and a row of shops are on your left.
In Tewkesbury there are a couple of Hotels.
The Royal Hop Pole and The Bell Hotel
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Ashchurch general view map
Ashchurch close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
The line runs directly north to south so will be best for southbound workings for most of the day. You get plenty of notice as there is a 4 mile straight stretch. The best places for videoing and potographing are on the platform ends and on the bridge.

General views - All photographs © Jack Boskett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

Location Video

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