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Written by Fred Kerr - 24 Jan 2006
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Location notes
South Muskham is about 3 miles north of Newark on the main ECML route from London - Leeds / Newcastle and Scotland. The location is at a point where the ECML runs on a north - south axis.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services are provided by East Coast HSTs and Class 91+DVT whilst Hull Trains Pioneers operate a 2-hourly service each way.
Freight services are mainly DB Schenker but few are run at this point to avoid delay to the high speed passenger services.
The line is at a level crossing with an entrance into a caravan park on the eastern side of the line.
Road directions
From the junction of the A1 / A17 / A46 take the A46 into Newark. Follow signs to the centre then turn right onto the A616 marked 'Ollerton'. Follow this to the small roundabout in South Muskham village, where the A617 takes the first entry off the roundabout. Take the third entry from this roundabout and continue down lane to the level crossing.

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South Muskham map co-ordinates
Park car on lay-bys located by the level crossing.
Public transport
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Nearest accommodation noted, apart from caravan park, was at A1 / A17 / A46 roundabout where there is a Travelodge and associated facilities.
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South Muskham

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Photographic notes
The location is best in morning from the eastern side. The light becomes head on about 12:00 and then the view is good from the western side only for southbound trains

General views - All photographs © Fred Kerr unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

A Hull Trains service heads for Kings Cross

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

A northbound ECML express from Kings Cross.

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