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Crownthorpe is a location on the Mid-Norfolk Railway
, and lies just to the North-west of Wymondham.
Railway type and traffic
A preserved line, so it is best to check with the Mid-Norfolk Railway website
for running times and any special events.
This location is in the countryside, next to the B1135.
From Wymondham, head out onto the B1135 towards Dereham. When you cross over the railway, follow the road to the right. Keep to this road, and you will shortly see the location ahead of you, as the railway crosses the road here. You will notice a left hand turn, and an area where several vehicles can be parked. Pull up here.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location MNR, Crownthorpe map co-ordinates
Park as described above. Remember, if you park by the side of the main road, your vehicle may be in the way of other peoples shots.
Nothing at the location itself, but there are plenty of amenities in Wymondham.
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MNR, Crownthorpe general view map
MNR, Crownthorpe close up map
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This particular stretch of line runs pretty much East-West, so Eastbound trains are best photographed up to lunchtime, after which the location is best for trains travelling in the opposite direction.
Depending on what shot you go for, passing cars can be troublesome, and have been known to pass at just the wrong time!
There is an open field to the right of the location. Good shots of eastbound trains can be had from this spot.
Road traffic aside, this location is great for video.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking west
Fig 4 - Looking west
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