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Written by Albert Dawson - 03 Jan 2004
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Location notes
Overlooking the Midland Main Line, about 9 miles north of St Pancras.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly Midland Main line HSTs and Turbostars (170s) soon to include 222 Meridians. Only a small amount of freight.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Apex Corner [Southbound]
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
North London housing estates, seems ok.
Road directions
Apex corner IS the junction of the A1 and A41.

Apex Corner [Southbound] map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking options consist of the Burger King car park, Petrol Stations car parks or Glendor Gardens (residential street parking) - First left turn off of Selvage Lane.
Amenities
Next to a Burger Kind drive through. With a two petrol stations and a row of shops moments away.
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.
Apex Corner [Southbound]

Googly map
Streetmap links
Apex Corner [Southbound] general view map
Apex Corner [Southbound] close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Apex Corner [Southbound]



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Railway Gen Group
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Photographic notes
An excellent view of approaching southbound trains and a reasonable view of northbound trains (for a better view see Apex Corner - Northbound) Your angle of views is limited on one side by the bank (Fig 3). With this in mind the location favours mornings.
Extra video notes
Although the location looks good the line runs parallel to the M1 motorway, traffic noise makes the location pretty much unusable unless you are shooting silent movies or post dubbing the audio.


General views - All photographs Albert Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north

This wide shot show the extent of the track you can see, continuing on for a good mile or so. You can see the headlights of trains for a good while before that. The OLE can be obtrusive and you need to frame your shot carefully to avoid this. Lines are arranged (L) NB fast - SB fast - NB slow - SB Slow (R) - M1

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

A telephoto shot from further west along the bridge, once again with OLE masts timing and framing is important.

Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

A wide shot of a southbound service.

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

The location is off of a road bridge, be careful not to get the nice blue paint work in the more side on of angles!

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