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The location at Penmaenmawr is located to the east of the town. Many photos are possible from the cycle path between the Dual Carriageway (A55) over looking the North Wales Coast. In the evening photos are possible from other side of the line.
Railway type and traffic
Class 158 and 175 units work the majority of services along this line with Virgin's Voyagers operating services to London.
The Penmaenmawr stone train runs as required (very rare too) and the Valley flasks vary traction from 20s, 37s and 57s.
The area is now dominated by the noise from the busy Dual Carriageway. The photo locations are along a little used circle route and bridge over the railway along side the dual carriageway overlooking the North Wales Coast.
If heading west park at the service station and walk over the bridge over the motorway which brings you to the bridge over the cycle path and railway line.
Railway service to Penmaenmawr and head to the coast and follow the railway to the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Very close service station just other side of the bridge over the A55.
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Penmaenmawr general view map
Penmaenmawr close up map
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The line here is WNW-ESE so the sun is on the south side for most of the day so better in morning for eastbounds and afternoon for westbounds. In evening sun moves onto the other side so photos are possible from the other side of the line.
General views - All photographs © Jonathan Lewis unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking east
Fig 3 - Looking east
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