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Overlooking the Midland Main Line, about 9 miles north of St Pancras.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly Midland Main line HST’s and Turbostars (170’s) soon to include 222 Meridians. Only a small amount of freight.
North London housing estates, seems ok.
Apex corner IS the junction of the A1 and A41. Apex Corner [Southbound] map co-ordinates
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.
Next to a Burger Kind drive through. With a two petrol stations and a row of shops moments away.
Where on the map
Railway Gen Group
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.
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General views - All photographs © Albert Dawson unless otherwise stated
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
A telephoto shot from further west along the bridge, once again with OLE masts timing and framing is important.
Fig 3 - Looking north
A wide shot of a southbound service.
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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