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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 14 Dec 2006
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Location notes
Claydon is a small Oxfordshire village. The location is on the Chiltern line Between Leamington Spa and Banbury.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is multiple units run by Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country Services.
DB Schenker and Freightliner provide frequent freight movements.
Environment
This location is at a public crossing (which has just been replaced - Nov 06) and is at the end of a quiet lane surrounded by fields.
Road directions
The location is off the A423 which runs between Banbury and Coventry, and is about half way between Banbury and Southam, near Fenny Compton.
If travelling from Banbury, you need to take the first right into Claydon before you reach Fenny Compton.
If you are travelling from the other direction, you need to take the second left 'after' Fenny Compton.

Once you have passed under the railway bridge, you will soon reach the village. You need to look for a left hand turn called 'Crossing lane'. If you reach Fenny Compton Road, you`ve missed it!

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Claydon Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
Drive to the bottom of Crossing lane, and there should be enough room for 2-3 cars.
Ensure enough room is left for people to turn their car. It would not be too enjoyable reversing all the way back to the top of the hill!
Public transport
Local bus company Geoff Amos operates the 510 service which makes 3 trips from Banbury, Monday to Saturday.

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Amenities
A cup of tea can be had at the Bygones museum in Claydon, and there are a couple of good pubs at nearby Fenny Compton where you can also get a good meal.
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.
Claydon Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Claydon Crossing general view map
Claydon Crossing close up map

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Claydon Crossing



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Photographic notes
Shots can be had in both directions, and from both sides of the line, although early morning southbound workings are best here, particularly when the sun is out. From late mornings, the sun is on the wrong side for any real decent shots.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


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