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Church Lawford is a village on the outskirts of Rugby. The line here runs between Rugby and Coventry.
Railway type and traffic
These days, most traffic is Virgin Pendolinos and Class 350 units running into Birmingham.
However, some freight can be seen running on this section of line.
The location is a field.
From Rugby, take the A428 towards Coventry. You will pass the cement works on your right. Keep going until you have passed the village of Long Lawford. You should soon notice the railway line running parallel with the road to your right. The next village is Church Lawford, but you need to make a right hand turn before you reach the village. This turning is shortly before the road alters direction and goes under the railway, and is directly opposite Mount Pleasant. AS you make this turn, you should see a bridge carrying the railway line directly in front of you, and a small works plant to your left.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Church Lawford, Coventry Road map co-ordinates
You can park on the right, just opposite the works plant. There are enough spaces here for a several cars.
Nothing here, but nearby Long Lawford has a good Co-Op shop, and a couple of pubs. There is also a very good pub in Church Lawford, 'The Old Smithy' If you go further down into the village, towards Kings Newnham, you will find a Wyevale garden centre on the left. This has a cafe which makes fresh sandwiches etc. Snacks can also be purchased from the shop.
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Church Lawford, Coventry Road
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To the right of the car park is a field from which you can get your shots. The line here runs pretty much East-West, so lighting isn`t normally a problem.
The noise from the A428 (Coventry Road) does not make this an ideal location for filming.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
Fig 4 - Looking east
A new signal has appeared at the location
Fig 5 - Looking east
The signal can now be seen at the rear of the train in this shot.
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